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.
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.