Monday, November 25, 2013

Bulletin: Amanda Knox: Prosecutor argues to reinstate guilty verdicts; Consideration of new DNA evidence expected on Wednesday (November 27, 2013); Associated Press. (Published by the Toronto Star);

STORY: (Florence, Italy);  "Amanda Knox case: Prosecutor argues to reinstate guilty verdict in roommate's murder," by reporter Colleen Barry, published by Associated Press on November 25, 2013, as published by  the Toronto Star.

SUB-HEADING: "Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were convicted in 2009 of killing Meredith Kercher, Knox's roommate, but the decision was thrown out."

GIST: "The prosecutor seeking to reinstate the conviction of Amanda Knox for the murder of her roommate urged an appeals court on Monday not to repeat mistakes he says were made by the court that freed her. Prosecutor Alessandro Crini said Italy’s highest court had “razed to the ground” the Perugia appellate court’s 2011 decision to throw out the guilty verdicts, freeing Knox and co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito.........After more than six hours of arguments, the hearing was continued until Wednesday when it turns to possibly significant new DNA evidence, the main new element of the second appeals trial. The prosecutor will also make his sentencing demands. The Florence court ordered experts to test the tiny trace of DNA not examined in the previous trials, one of the appellate trial flaws emphasized by the Cassation Court in vacating the acquittals. An expert testified that the trace on the purported murder weapon was consistent with Knox’s DNA and not Kercher’s. Knox’s lawyer, Luciano Ghirga, said there was nothing new so far in the prosecutor’s summations. “No new arguments were made, but it was a good presentation,” Ghirga said."

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