DNA Evidence In Amanda Knox Trial Challenged
July 26, 2011 by USA Post
DNA Evidence In Amanda Knox Trial Challenged, The new report, which was released in late June and discussed in court on Monday for the first time, challenged the police evidence used to help convict Knox and Sollecito to the murder of 2007. Forensic experts appointed by the court said that DNA evidence used in the test was unreliable and scientists had made errors from the police.
Knox, 23, and her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were jailed in December 2009 to 26 and 25 years respectively for the murder of Meredith Kercher. The student of English, 21, was found semi-nkd with her throat cut in the house she shared with Knox. Prosecutors said the killing was the result of a frenzied sexual game got out of control in a case that has attracted huge media attention. However, experts say there is no evidence to support the conclusion that the original police blood Kercher was found on a knife that was identified as the murder weapon and had been managed by Knox.
Scientists tribunal, Carla Vecchiotti and Stefano Conti, police confirmed the findings of Knox’s DNA was found on the knife handle, but that was on the sheet material from starch.
The experts also said there was no DNA evidence in Kercher bra clip, which police said could be traced back to Sollecito, 27.
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