Forensic Expert Defends Knox DNA Analysis
DNA expert threatens to take critics to court
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2011 6:56 AM CDT
The forensic scientist who investigated the DNA evidence in the murder trial of Amanda Knox (pictured here) defended her results after they were attacked by another research team.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Amanda Knox's appeal of her murder conviction has just gotten harder: A forensic scientist involved in her conviction is promising to refute an independent report that declared the DNA evidence she gave was unreliable, reports the Guardian. "I am angry about the false statements in this report and ready to come to court to highlight the past record of these experts," says Patrizia Stefanoni. "I am also looking into taking legal action against them."

The report accuses Stefanoni of ignoring international DNA protocols. "What international DNA protocols are they talking about? The Italian police is a member of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI), while they are not," says Stefanoni. "We followed the guidelines of the ENFSI, theirs is just a collage of different international opinions." One Italian police source suggests that Knox's defense team fed information to the DNA evidence review team.

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Jul 24, 2011 9:20 AM CDT
Amanda Knox found guilty and Casey Anthony found innocent. There is no justice!
Jul 24, 2011 8:28 AM CDT
Rubbish from the 'Guardian', worst British slime-site.
Jul 24, 2011 7:29 AM CDT
I am beginning to doubt that she is guilty. I do not know yet but I do know that the evidence given in the trial was replete with errors. I continue to be interested in this case as I hope that I will always be interested in justice and keeping an innocent person from being incarcerated.