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Court to review Amanda Knox DNA evidence

December 18, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A victory in court for Amanda Knox. The American exchange student convicted of killing her roommate in Italy will get an independent review of crucial DNA evidence in her case.An Italian appeals court made that ruling Saturday. A lower court had rejected a similar request.

Last year, Amanda Knox, 23, was sentenced to 26 years in prison for the sexual assault and murder of her roommate.

The defense claims that DNA traces found on the victim's bra and a knife were inconclusive and might have been contaminated.