Genetic evidence denial throws AMANDA KNOX appeal trial into upheaval – Italian style!
An appeals court in Perugia, Italy rejected prosecutors' request for new DNA testing in the appeals trial of Amanda Knox. The court said it would be unnecessary after lengthy deliberation about the nature of genetic evidence and whether it not it had been tainted.
Judge Claudio Pratillo Hellmann rendered decision earlier today in Italy now pushes forward the date for closing arguments in the retrial.
As The ENQUIRER reported previously forensics experts cast cast doubt on crucial DNA evidence that was used to convict the brunette beauty.
“Foxy Knoxy “was convicted and sentenced to 26 years imprisonment in 2009 of sexually assaulting and murdering Meredith Kercher.
Raffaele Sollecito, Knox's boyfriend at the time, was also convicted on the same rap and received a 25 year sentence.
In the original trial, prosecutors contended Knox's DNA was found on the handle of a kitchen knife believed to be the murder weapon, and that the victim’s DNA was present.
Closing arguments in the appeals case begin Sept. 23 with the prosecution leading. A final verdict is expected by month's end.