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September 26th, 2011
10:59 AM ET

Verdict expected in the Amanda Knox trial within the coming week

Following the presentation of closing arguments over the weekend, Amanda Knox's appeals case resumes today and a verdict is expected within the week.

Knox is fighting to overturn her 2009 conviction for killing British student Meredith Kercher two years earlier, in which she was sentenced to 26 years in prison.

The original trial heard how Knox's DNA was found on the handle of a kitchen knife found in her boyfriend's apartment and on which DNA from the victim, but not blood – was found on the blade. However, this forensic evidence has been called into question by the defense and Amanda Knox's family is said to be cautiously optimistic about the verdict because the Italian justice system is so unpredictable.

Today on American Morning, Paul Callan, CNN legal contributor, discusses the evidence in Knox's case and weighs in on the potential verdict.

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  1. GalacticCannibal

    What bothers me about Amanda Knox is that she accused an innocent man of murder. And told the police that he killed her room mate by cutting her throat. Now how could I believe Knox after her lying deadly accusation of an innocent man. And folks don't forget the English girl Meredith Kercher who had her throat cut and she bled to death in the romm she shared with Amanda Knox. Kercher's family will never see her or talk to her again.

    September 26, 2011 at 12:19 pm |