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    Knox Lawyers Fight DNA Evidence

    Amanda Knox, second from left, walks past her lawyer Luciano Ghirga, as she arrives in court for the appeal trial in Perugia, Italy, Saturday, June 18, 2011. Knox was convicted of murdering her British roommate in Perugia, Meredith Kercher, and sentenced to 26 years in prison. Her co-defendant and ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito was also convicted and sentenced to 25 years. They both deny wrongdoing and have appealed the 2009 verdict.

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    American student Amanda Knox's appeal of her murder conviction in Perugia, Italy, is heading into its final weeks. Prosecutors are defending DNA tests that link her to the killing of British student Meredith Kercher in 2007, while Knox's defense team argues that the DNA evidence was not conclusive. Two forensic experts cast doubt on the DNA evidence this summer, and analysts from both sides are expected to be on the stand Monday and Tuesday. Final arguments and summations are expected later this month.

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