Amanda Knox Retrial, Details Emerge

    November 6, 2013
    Jennifer Curra
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The retrial for the Meredith Kercher murder has been holding the attention of the public as much as the first trial. For now, reports claim that a verdict is expected by January. However, considering the emerging details, expecting a verdict within months may prove to be a stretch.

One obvious difference with the retrial is that one suspect is not present this time. Amanda Knox’s absence from the courts, at her choosing, was best surmised when she spoke with the Today Show. “I was already imprisoned as an innocent person in Italy, and I can’t reconcile the choice to go back with that experience,” she said.

Some still question Knox’s innocence, in part, due to swirling rumors of a knife that may contain DNA from both Knox and Kercher. According to Gazetta del Sud, police have just testified that the knife has traces of Knox’s DNA, but not that of Kercher.


Carlo Dalla Vedova, Knox’s attorney, said, “The report confirms that this is a kitchen knife. It is not a murder weapon.”


Meanwhile Knox’s former boyfriend, 29-year-old Raffaele Sollecito, continues to protest his innocence, and recently told the Italian courts, “I have been described as a ruthless killer but I am nothing of the sort.”

He spoke about the young, idealistic love he experienced with Knox. “Amanda was my first love. Amanda was carefree. She and I wanted to be isolated in our nest of desire in a little fairy tale,” he said.

The paradox between this idealistic love and the heinous crime, from which both Knox and Sollecito have been accused, has not been lost on Sollecito. “We were thinking of anything but the distorted, scornful vision of humanity of which we are being accused,” he said.

Regardless of the outcome during this trial, returning to normalcy for Knox and Sollecito does not seem to be a guarantee. Giulia Bongiorno, Sollecito’s lawyer, explained, “He cannot live normally in Italy because he is chased around by the media.”

As the retrial continues unfolding, many may be wondering if this case will one day be officially closed.

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  • Grahame Rhodes

    Wrong first test of knife positive for both DNA convicted killer Knox and victim Kercher. This is a new test conducted on fresh DNA original test stands that’s why defense tried contamination with first test

    • Jayne Beasley

      That can be attributed to cross contamination. They made a total botch of the forensic testing. These points were highlighted in appeal trial. The murderer Rudy Guede is in jail. Amanda and raffiaele had no motive and no concrete evidence to incriminate them. I hope for their sakes this nightmare ends for them soon, people seem to forget that the murderer is already in jail

      • jason

        Then why would Rudy not simply tell the court that they were not there?
        I have never heard of a real life murderer who went to jail and dragged two or even one completely innocent person(s) down with them after all was said and done.

    • BostieMom

      The “original test” results will be evaluated by Judge Nencini. Perhaps that’s why he asked the RIS experts on Nov. 6 how many tests are needed to validate a test result. The answer? TWO, at a minimum, preferably 3. How many did Stefanoni do? ONE.

      Perhaps you’d be happy to have a plastic surgeon do your surgery who has 1) no specialized plastic surgery training, 2) who uses surgical instruments not capable of doing plastic surgery, and 3) having the surgery in a completely non-accredited hospital?

      That’s basically what Stefanoni did regarding her LCN DNA testing: No LCN analysis training, used LCN unqualified equipment, and in an unaccredited lab.

  • Jose Jimenez

    LOL… “protest his innocence.”

    Who writes this crap?

    • BostieMom

      Yeah! Why on earth would an innocent person proclaim his innocence? The cheek of it all!

  • http://truejustice.org/ee/index.php Harry Rag

    If anybody wants to understand the reasons why Amanda Knox was convicted of murder, I recommend reading the translations of the official court documents and court testimony. They are available online at the Meredith Kercher Wiki website: