REJECTED DNA PROOF MAY EXONERATE AMANDA KNOX

Published on: July 25, 2011
Photography by: Zuma Press
REJECTED DNA PROOF MAY EXONERATE AMANDA KNOX
Two forensic DNA experts in the AMANDA KNOX murder appeal case told the judge evidence used to convict her is so unreliable it should be dismissed.
 
The experts were appointed by the court to reevaluate the DNA as part of the appeals process demanded by the Knox legal team.
 
The experts' findings have given new hope to Amanda's family that her conviction will be overturned, RadarOnline.com reported.
 
Knox, a student the Seattle area, was studying in Italy and sharing a house with three other foreign students.  One of them, Brit Meredith Kercher, was found brutally slain in November, 2007.
 
Amanda, her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and another man were all found guilty of the murder.
 
The tainted DNA and eyewitness testimony of a man who claimed he saw Knox and Sollecito near the house on the night of the murder were key evidence used by prosecutors to win conviction.
 
It was finally revealed  during the appeals process, that "eyewitness" was a homeless  ex-con who the police used to support their claims in three previous murder trials.
 
Knox will be present in the Perugia courtroom for the start of three days of testimony on the DNA evidence.
 
A verdict on her appeal is expected to be given September 25.