New Evidence in Amanda Knox Case Could Change Everything

Amanda KnoxShe was tried for a murder of her roommate, sent to prison, and then freed after spending four years in prison for a murder a court determined she didn't commit. Now an Italian court is debating whether to send Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, back to prison for the death of Meredith Kercher. But there's good news ... of sorts. 

A DNA expert has weighed in on the kitchen knife long claimed by prosecutors to be the weapon used to kill Kercher. A new test of the knife shows Knox's DNA.


But none of Kercher's.

What does that mean? According to the expert, it indicates Knox used the knife for the same thing we all use kitchen knives for: cutting things in the kitchen.

Not murder.

This could change everything for Knox and Sollecito in the trial. It could be what clinches their freedom ... for good. Prosecutors can't just keep on appealing their overturned conviction.

But it must be more than a little bittersweet for the Seattle woman who lost four years of her life to an Italian prison. The DNA on the knife has long been one of the most contested bits of evidence in this whole case. Without it, there isn't much the prosecutors really have to connect Knox to the murder of her roommate.

And yet, if this is what does it, what settles this case for good, it's more than a little frustrating. The evidence was right there! Underneath their noses! And for four years this poor girl sat in prison for a crime she didn't commit.

So yes, this is good news for Amanda Knox. She may finally be able to move past all of this. Then again, it's just more evidence that this girl's life may have been turned upside down for nothing.

How do you look at this new evidence: is it a gift or something more frustrating?


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