Criminal Justice

Italian Prosecutor Says He Can’t Place Amanda Knox In Murder Room

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Although he painted American student Amanda Knox as a cold-blooded murderer who pinned Meredith Kercher’s arm while Knox’s former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito slashed her roommate’s throat in a sex-game gone wrong, Italian prosecutor Guiliano Mignini now says he can’t place Knox in the murder room.

Mignini’s interview with the U.K.’s Sun comes eighteen months after Knox, 23, was sentenced to 26 years and Sollecito, 26, to 25 years in prison for the stabbing death of British exchange student Kercher, 21, in Perugia, Italy.

Several theories have been presented by the prosecution in the high-profile case, but this is the first time Mignini addresses the lack of Knox DNA in the bedroom where Kercher was killed. He suggested to the Sun that Knox may have instigated the murder from outside of the room. Both Knox and Sollecito are appealing their convictions.

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