Amanda Knox, the girl they love to call “Foxy Noxy” entered the courtroom today, she looked at Raffaele Sollecito, her ex boyfriend who she was involved with at the time that British citizen Meredith Kercher was found with her throat slit under the same roof…
American Amanda Knox’s defense team claimed today that the new forensic evidence just presented in court did nothing but expose faulty measures taken in the investigation of her daughter's conviction for murder!
Experts identified that more than 50 mistakes were made in the forensic investigation of Meredith Kercher's death while evidence was collected by the police working on the case with contaminated dirty gloves worn by the Perugia police’s forensic team.
These new findings brought much hope to Amanda Knox's family who are now more confident than ever for her release from Italian prison!
Prosecutors had said that Knox’s DNA was found on a kitchen knife that was believed to be the murder weapon, while that of Miss Kercher was discovered on the blade of the alleged murder weapon.
However, independent experts appointed by the court refuted that claim saying that the knife had not been properly sealed after it was found at Sollecito's home, allowing the possibility of contamination.
The experts went on to say that the genetic material found on the blade could not be completely attributed to Kercher because the minute traces present were below the minimum required for tests to be conclusive.
In particular, Carla Vecchiotti, who is a forensic specialist from La Sapienza University in Rome, said that it was impossible to say whether Kercher’s DNA was found on the knife.
of Washington student Amanda Knox was spending a year in Perugia, Italy when she was convicted of sexually assaulting and murdering British student Meredith Kercher from Coulsdon, Surrey, at the apartment the two had shared at the time in 2007.
Knox was given a 26-year prison term while her Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, was sentenced to 25 years.
Both deny wrongdoing. Rudy Guede, an immigrant from Ivory Coast was also implicated in the murder and is currently serving a 16-year sentence.