Knox Court Rejects New DNA Request

An Italian appeals court has rejected prosecutors’ request for new DNA testing in the Amanda Knox case. The forensic evidence that helped to convict the American student, including a knife that reportedly has Knox’s DNA on the handle, has been thrown into serious question by independent experts during the appeal trial, and without a clear motive for the crime it is a crucial piece of the case. The move is a boon to Knox’s defense, and it clears the way for closing arguments. A verdict is expected by the end of September.