Friday, June 6, 2014

Amanda Knox: DNA experts Experts Greg Hampikian and Tom Zupancic tell law school conference that none of the DNA evidence presented in the Amanda Knox case may be valid since it was mishandled from the beginning. They use an Italian police video to point out "multiple errors" by Italian police investigators in handling DNA evidence. KOMO News.

STORY:  "Experts: Flawed DNA evidence used against Amanda Knox,"  published by KOMO News on June 5, 2014.

GIST: "Italian police investigating the death of Meredith Kercher made multiple errors in handling DNA evidence that was used to convict Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, according to a presentation by two scientists at a conference for trial attorneys in Chicago. The presentation by experts Greg Hampikian and Tom Zupancic focused on errors made in collecting DNA at the crime scene that compromised the investigation and may have caused police to reach erroneous conclusions or allowed the evidence to be manipulated. Both scientists, who frequently advocate for Knox and Sollecito, said none of the DNA evidence presented in the Amanda Knox case may be valid since it was mishandled from the beginning. Hampikian used an Italian police video showing collection of DNA from Kercher's bra clasp to show examples of mistakes they made at the crime scene. He also presented the results of an experiment in his lab showing how easily DNA can be transferred from object to object when gloves are not changed each time a new piece of evidence is handled. Italian technicians admitted to not changing gloves during collection of key evidence, allowing the evidence to be compromised.........The John Marshall Law School in Chicago hosted the forensic DNA conference."

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