Tag: DNA evidence

How Scarily Sloppy DNA Evidence Convicted, Then Released, Amanda Knox

By Veronique Greenwood | October 13, 2011 2:59 pm

You wouldn’t know it from crime shows, but DNA evidence can have more holes in it than Swiss cheese. And the Amanda Knox murder appeal, in which the DNA evidence that led to Knox and former-boyfriend Sollecito’s convictions in 2009 was thrown out, provided a great example of how a powerful tool, when used incompetently, can be worse than useless.

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