Thursday, March 24, 2011

Amanda Knox: New hope as DNA tests on knife 'proved insufficient to convict her' | Mail Online


"Jailed Amanda Knox was given fresh hope in her appeal today after new DNA tests carried out on a knife 'proved to be insufficient to convict her'.
The examinations carried out are part of a review granted earlier this year by an appeal court judge and appear to support defence team's insistence that the original forensic evidence was badly handled.

Knox, 23, is serving 26 years for the brutal sex murder of British student Meredith Kercher, 21, who was found semi-naked with her throat cut in her bedroom in the house they shared.

Key to her conviction was a 12inch kitchen knife on which the original trial was told DNA from Knox was found on the handle and genetic material, but not blood, belonging to Meredith was found on the blade.

Earlier this year a judge in Perugia, where the murder took place, authorised an independent review by two forensic experts from Rome's La Sapienza university."Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1369503/Amanda-Knox-New-hope-DNA-tests-knife-proved-insufficient-convict-her.html#ixzz1HWUZSl3m

Amanda Knox: New hope as DNA tests on knife 'proved insufficient to convict her' | Mail Online
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