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Did Unreliable DNA Evidence Convict an American Student of Murder in Italy?

Update: An Italian appeals court threw out Knox’s murder conviction on October 3, 2011 and ordered her freed after 4 years in prison.

Amanda Knox was studying in Italy when her life changed forever: She was convicted of murdering her roommate. But there may be a glimmer of hope for Amanda, because two independent, court-appointed experts dispute as unreliable the DNA evidence that was crucial to the prosecution’s case. Sometimes a case can all come down to just how the evidence is collected and handled.

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10 Tips for Attacking DNA Evidence

DNA evidence can help make or break a case. If you find yourself confronting DNA evidence, consider these ten tips when developing your challenge.