Saturday 16 December 2017

Amanda Knox: Court gripped by DNA evidence

Independent experts are presenting the conclusions of their review of the DNA evidence collected against an American student convicted of killing her British roommate in the Italian city of Perugia.

DNA evidence played a crucial role in securing the convictions of Amanda Knox and her co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito in the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher, who was stabbed to death in the apartment she shared with the Seattle exchange student.

But the report by the two independent experts said much of the DNA evidence was unreliable and possibly contaminated.

Today, the experts were using slides and footage to describe their work to the court which is weighing Knox's appeal.

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