Former FBI Agents Says Amanda Knox Is Innocent
September 3, 2010
U.S. (ChattahBox Crime News) – A former lawmaker and FBI agent is currently going over the case of American-born Amanda Knox, who is serving a 26-year sentence in Italy for the murder of British roommate Meredith Kercher. He says he believed, after reviewing the evidence in the case, that she is innocent.
It started off with a bet. After losing the bet with his wife, retired FBI Special Agent Steve Moore began to independently look into the case of Knox. He originally believed she was guilty, but now says that he is completely positive she is innocent in the murder. He looked into the autopsy information, interviews, DNA evidence, trial evidence, and alibis.
“I couldn’t figure out why Amanda and Raffaele [Sollecito, Knox's boyfriend who was also convicted in the murder] weren’t eliminated on day one as suspects. I kept thinking the smoking gun would pop up — and it didn’t come. I didn’t know why they were in jail.”
According to Moore, there is no DNA evidence at all against Knox. Instead, there was a knife, which she commonly used to cook, that was used to kill Kercher. That knife had her fingerprints, but she used it often enough that it was not strange. Also, the claims that Knox cleaned the knife in her bathroom prove nothing, he says. Her DNA was found in her bathroom, but anyone could have cleaned the knife there.
Moore says that all of the information given in the case was pushed hard by Italian authorities, and that testimony given by Knox, then later recanted, came after she was bullied, questioned for hours, and possibly hit.
The relationship between the U.S. and Italy has been strained since the Amanda Knox case, with accusations that the investigation was mishandled, the media was used to create a witch hunt, and that illegal practices may have been used to score a conviction.