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Amanda Knox Forensic Tests Do Not Find Victim’s DNA on Knife Spot

(ABC News) – Amanda Knox’s legal defense got a boost today when forensic tests on a knife that Italian prosecutors claim was used to kill roommate Meredith Kercher ruled out that Kercher’s DNA could be in the spot that was newly tested.

The latest tests check a minute spot — called a trace — on the knife where the handle meets the blade, but prosecutors are expected to argue that another trace on the knife which was previously tested indicate the presence of Kercher’s DNA.

Knox’s defense lawyer Luciano Ghirga said these new tests “pushes even further away the possibility that this was the murder weapon.”

The next hearing in the trial is scheduled for Nov. 6 when the forensic police experts will report on their findings.

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