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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The 'filthy forensics that taint the case against Foxy Knoxy': Incompetent police 'wore dirty gloves and dropped Meredith's bloodied bra on the floor'

Police scientists involved in the Amanda Knox murder case made a series of glaring errors, an appeal court heard yesterday.

Knox, 24, is serving 26 years for the sex murder of student Meredith Kercher, 21, who was found semi-naked with her throat cut in the house the two shared in Italy.

The American and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, 26, were convicted on two key pieces of evidence, a 12in kitchen knife and a clasp from Meredith’s blood-stained bra.

Their trial heard how DNA from Meredith was found on the knife blade and that of Knox was found on the handle, while DNA from Sollecito was said to be on the clasp.

But their appeal in Perugia heard from two independent court-appointed experts who were severely critical of the methods used by police forensic teams.

Professor Stefano Conti showed the court a video clip of two officers collecting the bra clasp, pointing out that it had been found six weeks after the murder and in a different place. (more)