Amanda Knox's fight against her Italian murder conviction received a boost Wednesday. A judge ruled the prosecutor could not test DNA evidence in the appeals trial of Amanda Knox.
Amanda Knox during an interview on the 'Today' show, Sept. 20, 2013 in New York. Knox defended her decision not to return to Italy for a new appeals trial over the 2007 killing of her British roommate, 21-year-old Meredith Kercher, even as she acknowledged that 'everything is at stake,' insisting she is innocent. In March, Italy's supreme court ordered a new trial for Knox and her former Italian boyfriend. An appeals court in 2011 had acquitted both, overturning convictions by a lower court. Italian law cannot compel Knox to return for the new legal proceeding.
Amanda Knox is challenging her murder conviction in an appeals trial. But Italian police Tuesday said there was no contamination of the knife Amanda Knox and her boyfriend used to kill a British college student.
Amanda Knox appeal of her murder conviction continues in an Italian courtroom. Analysis of DNA collection used in the original case for the Amanda Knox appeal shows mistakes were made.
Amanda Knox: The review's findings that DNA testing used in the first trial was below international standards will undoubtedly boost Knox's chances of overturning her murder conviction.
Amanda Knox told Ivorian Rudy Guede, who is serving a 16-year sentence in Italy for his own role in the murder of British college student Meredith Kercher, to 'tell the truth.' Amanda Knox is appealing her conviction of murder.
Amanda Knox returned to an Italian courtroom Tuesday as a slander trial against her began. Amanda Knox has already been convicted by an Italian court for murdering her former British roommate almost four years ago.
Amanda Knox case: experts have requested more time to run further DNA tests in the trial against Amanda Knox in Italy.
Amanda Knox's parents will stand trial in Italy on slander charges for alleging that police abused their daughter during interrogation. Amanda Knox has also been indicted for slandering Italian police.
Lawyers for Amanda Knox, the American student convicted of murdering her roommate in Italy, say an upcoming Lifetime TV movie would harm her appeal.