Locations of the mixed DNA

The sample called L1 in the inspection report, taken in Romanelli’s room, corresponded to the genetic profile of the victim; the sample called L2, also from Romanelli’s room, yielded a mixed genetic profile of the victim and Knox; the sample L3, taken from Knox’s room, as well as the other two (L4 and L5) yielded Knox’s genetic profile. Of the samples L6, L7, L8 and L9, only L8 (item 183) from the corridor, almost in the middle of the corridor in front of the door to Amanda Knox’s room, gave the result: victim plus Knox. The last sample L9 yielded no result
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10 thoughts on “Locations of the mixed DNA

  1. Is the following normally referred to as perjury and with-holding evidence?

    NOTE: Dr Stefanoni is employed by the Italian authorities.

    (page 64 hearing Sept. 26, 2009). “Dr. Stefanoni confirmed that to prove that blood is present, you have to test for it. Dr. Stefanoni claimed that no testing was done. In July 2009 the test records revealed otherwise. The luminol findings were tested using tetramethylbenzidine, and the tests were negative for all tracks. The luminol findings tested negative for blood.

    NOTE: The following quote from Judge Massei’s report (motivation document) page 256-257, means there were no bloody foot prints compatible with Amanda or Raffaele and there were no bloody foot prints at all except for the print on the bath mat belonging to the only person that left evidence that he was in Meredith’s bedroom and murdered her there. That person is Rudy Guede who’s sentence was cut almost in half.

    Massei report page 255: “Dr. Sarah Gino was heard at the hearing of September 26, 2009 on the subject of the documentation deposited following the relevant orders made by this Court, which have already been mentioned; with respect to this document, Amanda Knox’s defence produced a memorandum statement dated September 25, 2009 from Dr. Sarah Gino.”

    Massei report page 256-257: “With respect to the Luminol-positive traces found in Romanelli’s room, in Knox’s room and in the corridor, she [Dr Sara Gino] stated that by analysing the SAL cards “we learn, in contradiction to what was presented in the technical report deposited by the Scientific Police, and also to what was said in Court, that not only was the Luminol test performed on these traces, but also the generic diagnosis for the presence of blood, using tetramethylbenzidine, and this test, gave a negative result on all the items of evidence from which it was possible to obtain a genetic profile” (page 64 hearing Sept. 26, 2009).”
    “In answer to specific questions about the Luminol-positive traces, she stated that from the technical report one exclusively learn that at the crime scene, these traces returned a positive reaction, like that which has come to be defined as the generic analysis made with Luminol, whereas in fact it could be seen from examining the SAL cards that testing specifically for blood had been carried out and had “resulted as negative ” (page 77).”

    IIP see link: “During the trial, assistant prosecutor Manuela Comodi, presented the footprint evidence to the court. As expected, her job was to defend the police work of police forensic biologist Patrizia Stefanoni. She claimed that Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito’s bare footprints, made in blood were found throughout the apartment. These bare footprints were not visible to the human eye. These footprints were detected with a chemical called luminol. Luminol is an investigative tool that can help investigators find blood that has been cleaned up. When applied, luminol glows for a few seconds when it reacts with blood. Luminol also reacts with many other things. Luminol reacts with various household cleaners, different types of soil, rust in tap water, and many other substances. When luminol glows, investigators can pinpoint the area and then test to see if the stain does indeed consist of blood. Stefanoni claimed these stains were never tested for blood, however in July 2009, Stefanoni’s notes confirmed the stains were tested with tetramethylbenzidine which is extremely sensitive for blood. All of the stains detected with luminol tested negative for blood. Patrizia Stefanoni and Manuela Comodi chose to ignore the test results during the trail.

    During the trial, Comodi had this to say: “At the scene of the crime there is a footprint made in blood on the bathmat and Knox and Sollecito’s footprints made in blood on the floor,” Comodi said. “and these were supposedly made at some different time because they stepped in bleach or rust or fruit juice? It’s up to you to decide.”

  2. Should it be a surprise to anyone that their DNA is present in their home along with the DNA of other people that lives there or visited. And they call this horse poop evidence. Give me a break 😦

      • The authorities have been caught in numerous counts of perjury. I have absolutely no confidence in anything they say or do.

      • pataz1,
        Knox and Kercher shared a bathroom, and the other two flatmates shared the other bathroom. The luminol was applied in mid-December, after the police had tossed Meredith’s room and done God-knows-what to Filomena’s room. For all we know, they could have carried traces of Knox and Kercher all over the house.

    • “the sample called L2, also from Romanelli’s room, yielded a mixed genetic profile of the victim and Knox”

      Why was this Knox’s dna, and not Romanelli’s, if it was R’s room, and if you’d expect to find the DNA of someone living in the house?

  3. If the foot prints were of Meredith’s blood and the blurs could be honestly matched to the feet of Amanda or Raffaele I would not be defending them, but this is not the case. They lied when they said this was Meredith’s blood and the foot prints were not of a quality that could be matched with a human foot. When will this madness end?

  4. Pingback: CBS’s “mistakes” are wrong! « The Trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito

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