Amanda Knox & Life Sentence
September 24, 2011 by staff
Amanda Knox & Life Sentence, An Italian prosecutor asked for life imprisonment on Saturday Amanda Knox for the murder of her fellow Briton Meredith Kercher after attacking an independent review found some evidence of DNA used to convict the American students was not reliable.
Seattle native Knox and her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were jailed for 26 and 25 years respectively, for murder in 2007 in the university town of Perugia in central Italy.
Knox, 24, and Sollecito, 27, have protested their innocence.
Closing the prosecution’s case on appeal trials Saturday, Manuela amenity DNA evidence remains in dispute against the couple should follow up, and accused the experts who participated in the review of a “shameful act,” the agency ANSA Italian news.
She was a demand for harsher sentences for the couple, citing the aggravating circumstances, such as lack of a motive for murder, according to AFP.
DNA experts on the case said they found no traces of DNA or Knox Kercher on the alleged murder weapon – a kitchen knife found in Sollecito at her house – as initially claimed. They also question whether the evidence of a close Kercher bra was actually found Sollecito’s DNA.
But experts said that amenity had no experience, saying: “I commend the wedding reception of her only child with someone who knows all the recipes by heart, but never actually cooked?”
A verdict of the appeal hearing is expected that as soon as next week after concluding the arguments of the prosecution and defense wrapped up.
Kercher, an exchange student 21 years old, from the University of Leeds in northern England, was found nkd in a pool of blood in the apartment she shared with Knox in 2007. His throat had been cut.
Knox and Sollecito were convicted of Kercher murder in 2009 in what prosecutors alleged was a game of sex for drugs.
A man from Ivory Coast, Rudy Guede, was found guilty of raping and murdering Kercher in a separate trial and is serving a sentence of 16 years.
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