May 7, 2011
There are new details in the Amanda Knox murder case, new tests on key evidence could possibly overturn her conviction. Amanda has been in jail in Italy since 2009 for murdering her college roommate Meredith Kercher. Prosecutors were able to prove in court that Kercher was stabbed to death with a knife. They say that Knox and her boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito were playing a twisted sex game that went wrong….yeah right!
They are retesting the DNA found on the murder weapon. However there is very little DNA left to retest. There were only two very small pieces of evidence that tied them to the crime as it was. Both pieces of evidence have virtually disappeared.
They virtually have no DNA to connect Amanda nor Raffaele with the murder weapon. Now here she is 2 years later sitting in an Italian jail and asking to have the DNA retested, but guess what? There is no DNA left to retest. There were ONLY two scant pieces of evidence that supposedly connected Amanda and Raffaele to the crime scene.
One was the knife found in Amanda's BF's house that connect Amanda to the victim b/c it had both Amanda and Meredith's DNA on it. There was hardly any DNA to test the first time, and there is NOTHING left to retest this time.
Then there is Meredith's bra clasp witch supposedly had Raffaele's DNA on it, The Italian police have apparently ruined that. It was in storage and it is now covered in rust. Pretty strange coincidence don't you think?
SO essentially the two pieces of evidence causing this young beautiful girl to spend the rest of her life in prison are GONE, evaporated, unable to be retested. Right from the beginning the Italian media painted Amanda as sex obsessed whore. But where did the media get their information? From the prosecutor who has a reputation as being unstable and just plain crazy. He himself just finished off a 16 month suspension for abusing his office. The International Journalist Society has sent several letters to the President of Italy because he has been violent with reporters in the past.
I truly hope the Italian police and prosecutors get there act together and release this young innocent girl from prison so she can go home and be with her family where she belongs.
Read more about the prosecutor here