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Forensic Experts: Knox Trial Evidence Possibly Contaminated

PERUGIA, Italy (AP) - A police forensic expert who conducted the original investigation in the Amanda Knox case will testify at the appeals murder trial of the American student.

The appeals court on Saturday allowed Patrizia Stefanoni to take the stand, granting a prosecutors' request.

Stefanoni examined DNA evidence in the aftermath of the 2007 killing of Meredith Kercher of England.

But her work was contested by court-appointed experts who reviewed the evidence. The experts said the investigators made glaring errors, including using a dirty glove, and alleged possible contamination of evidence.

Prosecutors maintain the forensic police's work was accurate. On Saturday they were questioning the experts.

Knox was convicted of murdering Kercher and sentenced to 26 years in prison.

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