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    Amanda Knox Scores Legal Coup

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    An Italian judicial panel has found that some of the DNA evidence used in Amanda Knox’s murder conviction may have been contaminated. During the trial, prosecutors had said that Knox’s DNA was on the knife, a possible murder weapon, and her ex-boyfriend Rafael Sollecito’s DNA was on the bra clasp. However, the clasp was not collected by police for several weeks after the murder. In their new report submitted to the panel and obtained by The Daily Beast, the experts stated, “One cannot exclude that the results obtained could have derived from phenomena of environmental contamination and/or contamination, which could have taken place in any of the phases of the evidence gathering and/or manipulation.”

    Read it at BBC News