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Some new developments out of Italy as American Amanda Knox fights to have her murder conviction overturned.
The court shooting down a prosecution request for a new round of DNA tests.
This after experts slammed the evidence used in the original trial that convicted Knox of murdering her roommate.
So what does it mean for -- his chances for freedom.
Let's bring in our legal panel now criminal defense attorney Sharon like go joins us along with former prosecutor.
Dan -- -- a -- the up prosecution asked for a number of things they wanted to do some more DNA testing.
They wanted to bring in some records that they apparently just found on the DNA test machines that were used.
All of that got shot down by the judge as a former prosecutor that doesn't bode well.
No it really doesn't John I think this was a major blow for the prosecution.
At the same time I think what the prosecution has to argue is look.
We're trying to do our job we're trying to do -- late and there are some new testing.
There is the new testing available -- some ways that they can examine this evidence.
That may be more accurate now than four years ago and so their argument is essentially look.
Were trying to get the truth here just as much as the court is that's our job as prosecutors.
And so what -- jobs and let us do these tests but.
The judges now shot that down.
But -- not just a question of better tests being available -- it's a question of whether the original evidence was collected in such a way.
That makes it possible to test right.
Break there was a lot of problems with the way the original evidence was collected.
It was contaminated they used dirty gloves they left.
Evidence that the crime scene for weeks before they collected it.
It was a mess.
Let -- in this girl is innocent this was a railroad job.
The person that really committed this murder is already in prison at this drifter this Rudy -- today the his hand friends his fingerprints blood saliva DNA it was all over the victim's bedroom Amanda Knox wasn't.
It was her room makes there was DNA found on -- night.
That did not have any blood evidence.
Link to it the bedroom.
Was completely devoid of any of Amanda's DNA.
There was no saliva no sweat no blood no nothing.
She and she should be released and Dan there is no motive as far as I know the prosecution can never explain why she would've committed over of of her room.
Quite frankly I think that that I think that is a huge issue in this case now all the prosecution goes on up to provide motive.
But -- -- sitting there as a glaring issue in this case.
Quite frankly I do think that we're seeing here.
Some of the limitations.
Of the European system of justice I think that if this -- a jury system.
If this were common law system and adversarial system like we have here in the United States that a lot of these issues would have already been brought up.
And then hammered home by both sides during the original trial and during that original investigation.
Now I have judges looking at all this stuff.
And in my opinion I think this -- -- the superior nature of America's criminal justice system over the European.
Quiz of -- investigative system then Conway and -- and Michael.
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