DNA expert Andrea Berti has revealed in the third murder trial of Amanda Knox that DNA on the proposed murder weapon belongs Amanda Knox, and not the victim Mereditch Kercher. The expert said the DNA had "considerable affinity" with Knox's, but did not match the DNA of Kercher.
The defense claims that the knife in question is not the murder weapon, and have disputed the original view that a piece of DNA on the knife was Kercher's.
The AP report that Knox's defense lawyer has said this new DNA evidence shows the knife was a simply a kitchen knife used by Knox, and not used to murder Kercher.
While Amanda Knox has not returned to Italy for the trial, her ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, who is also accused of being involved in Kercher's murder, is.
Sollecito added that he doesn't "have a life anymore" and says that those "who accused me turned out to be untrustworthy, they made up a reality that never existed."
Cate Sevilla is the UK managing editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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