Amanda Knox Latest News: Amanda Knox Trial

The case of Amanda Knox and her boyfriend, Raffaelo Sollecito, is already well known. The two of them are being accused of murdering Knox’s housemate, Meredith Kercher.

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Well, the latest news has it that Amanda Knox made an appeal, challenging Italian DNA experts to prove the fact that they found any evidence of their DNA being on the murder weapon. Stefano Conti and Carla Vecchiotti, two University professors wrote a 145-page report on this particular issue and Knox’s prosecutors challenged the two Italian DNA experts over their criticism that they had found samples of the woman’s DNA on the knife with which Kercher was killed.

As part of the appeal process, the two experts were again brought to court and they were asked to examine the DNA samples again, in order to make sure that they belonged to Knox. Although in the beginning, it was said that some DNA samples belonging to Amanda Knox were on the knife, after the latest examination, the experts said that that was not true, that there was no solid evidence that the knife contained any DNA sample belonging to the woman. However, given that the knife was not dealt with in the proper manner, experts think that anything such as a DNA sample which might have been there could have been altered.

Back in 2007, Knox was studying at a university in Italy and she was sharing a house with three other people. One of them, Meredith Kercher, was found dead. The case has recently gained the press’ attention, as Amanda Knox made an appeal, challenging the Italian DNA experts to prove that DNA samples belonging to her were found on the murder weapon. The latest news in the Amanda Knox trial is the case will be suspended for the month of August as the Italian justice system shuts down for summer holidays.


  1. John P says:

    What a joke! No evidence and a mentally ill prosecutor. Italian justice is increasingly being seen as an imbecilic farce.

  2. PPM says:

    My opinion is: Amanda may not have murdered Meredith, but her and her boyfriend definitely had something to do with it. My thinking is that they were guilty of something or they would have not had either the emotional reactions/affect that they gave nor would they have made many of the same choices that they did. However, in this case (as compared loosley to the Casey Anthony decisiin), their may not be enough evidence to uphold the conviction at this point. At the very least, Amanda Knox’s reactions and choices are very bizarre at best. As a U.S. citizen, there are many of us that are convinced of her guilt and do not want her back here. Unfortunately, what is portrayed in the U.S. media is similar to other countries media-we cannot control it but it doesn’t mean that the rest of us agree with it. In addition, we are acutely aware of the large PR firm and the money thrown around to help create a positive spin on this case. As with Casey Anthony, I definitely would not want to be either one’s neighbor; both, in my opinion are murderers. We only need to ask ourselves some common sense questions such as – why is Meredith’s family so positive that they were a part of it if they weren’t? I for one would be an advocate for them if I thought that they had no part in it. Also, the majority of jurys (whether in Italy or the U.S.) don’t want to wrongly convict anyone. Some food for thought.

  3. Chris says:

    So the above argument is that she is guilty because Meredith’s family thinks she is guilty? How about some evidence? There is no evidence that links Knox to this horrible bloody crime.

  4. Edited Version #2

    Meredith Kercher had 47 defense wounds and bruises on her body…There is absolutely no forensic evidence that Amanda Knox or Raffaele Sollecito had anything to do with this crime. Amanda was interrogated in Italian without either a representative of the US Consulate there or an attorney present and without an interpreter present. I am positive that Amanda was not at the scene during this crime. There isn’t one shred of forensic evidence to connect her with this crime. The Italian Supreme Court has determined that 2 people killed Meredith Kercher, not 3. Rudy Guede said in prison that he and a friend killed Meredith that night. This “friend” of Guede’s has not even been indicted. Guege initially said that Amanda and Raffaele were not even home when the crime occurred. Guede fled to Germany afterward and Amanda and Raffaele FLED NOWHERE because “Innocent” people “don’t flee”. Amanda & Raffaele should never have been arrested in the first place for this horrible crime and they BOTH deserve PROMPT Acquittals on Sept. 15, 2011. Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito are INNOCENT…-KJ

  5. clsb07 says:

    The ignorance that so many of you exhibit in your comments is appalling! How in the world would any of you know whether she is guilty or not, and you take it upon yourselves to state that you don’t want her back in this country. And all you have to base any of your ridiculous opinions on are tainted media reports, which is pure sensationalism. Why don’t you all stop playing lawyers and worry about your own lives. In fact, it seems like you all need to get a life!

  6. Anna says:

    No evidence. Zero. Zip. Nada. These two should never have been charged or even suspected. Amanda should have followed her mother’s advice and taken the first plane out of Italy. But she decided to stay and help the police solve the case. Odd behavior. I’m not sure it was so odd. Anyone can interpret anything any way they want to. Huge PR machine? I don’t think so.

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