Friday 19 January 2018

New DNA test may help Knox's murder appeal

Nick Squires in Catania

New DNA tests may help Amanda Knox's appeal against her conviction for killing Meredith Kercher.

An independent forensic review ruled that there was so little of her DNA on the alleged murder weapon that it cannot be retested.

Knox is serving 26 years in an Italian jail after being convicted in Perugia, Umbria, in 2007 of the murder and sexual assault of Miss Kercher (21), from Surrey.

A key piece of evidence leading to the US student's conviction was the discovery of her DNA on the handle of the kitchen knife, which prosecutors said was used to kill Miss Kercher.

Knox yesterday launched a court bid to stop the screening of a film, 'Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy', claiming it "is an invasion of my life". (© Daily Telegraph, London)

Irish Independent

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