Well, actually...in the first trial, it was the DEFENSE that wanted the handle taken off so the knife could be examined thoroughly and the prosecution and judges turned down the request. I wonder why. On IIP we have photos of the forensic evidence being stored in a messy freezer, together with various foodstuffs. How could contamination NOT set in? So what if a picogram or two of Meredith's DNA was on the knife? Given the careless and frivolous manner in which the police handled the evidence, it is not surprising that they may have found a few particles of Meredith's DNA, or Berlusconi's, or Hannibal Lecter's, or Julius Caesar's, or Romulus and Remus, or....<quoted text>
OK I've read a little of what guede says , and I can see straight through it. He is not a sophisticated man or a good at lying at all. "black man found, black man guilty" lol. really?. Jesus what a fool. I suppose i have to remain open minded about this too, but I don't think we will ever get any sense out of him. Just sounds like babble to me.
So the knife. I must admit . Part of my turn around to think AK and RS are innocent is the business about the DNA on the knife being some type of starch. Is it MK's DNA or is it starch? I don't understand. good idea to take the handle off though. seems very obvious.
But DNA is a very complicated subject. From TV shows we often get the impression that it is a simple thing to match a sample of someone's DNA with a test result, and so determine with absolute certainty whether someone was present at a crime scene or not. Working with DNA in the real world is much more difficult, which is why they pay those DNA experts so much money. Here is a suggestion:
The discussion on the thread "Maths on Trial" at IIP, with the guilter Leila Schneps, author of the book titled "Math on Trial" is very revealing. Keep in mind that it is Leila herself, who has posted for years at PMF under the name "Thoughtful" who is speaking, trying to answer questions posed by our DNA experts. You can find it by going to the index page, then click Injustice in Perugia Public Forum-Amanda Knox Case, and the Math on Trial thread appears, all in the upper left corner. You will find that on IIP guilters are treated with civility, and discussions are educational and enlightening, which is not what you will find on those other sites.