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Retired FBI Special Agent Steve Moore was certain Amanda Knox killed roommate Meredith Kercher in Italy. Now he's certain she didn't -

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Amanda Knox 'Innocent' - Lack of DNA Is Persuasive Says Once-Doubtful FBI Agent

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Retired FBI Special Agent Steve Moore was certain Amanda Knox killed roommate Meredith Kercher in Italy. Now he's certain she didn't - joining a chorus that includes her family, friends and a Mafia snitch. "When Amanda Knox gets out" of prison - where she's doing 26 years and appealing her recent conviction - "if she needs a roommate, I'll send my daughter over," Moore said on Good Morning America. He's spent most of the year reviewing evidence against the former Seattle college student - poring over crime scene video, court documents and autopsy photos - and concluded Knox couldn't have done the crime.

"There is no DNA evidence. What they're saying is that whoever killed Meredith cleaned up in Amanda's bathroom. That's all they say," Moore said. "They found Amanda's DNA in her own bathroom? Astounding."

Moore said his early suspicions began to change as the 2007 case progressed.

I couldn't figure out why Amanda and [now-convicted ex-boyfriend] Raffaele [Sollecito] weren't eliminated on day one as suspects. I kept thinking the smoking gun would pop up -- and it didn't come. I didn't know why they were in jail.

A closer study of the investigation videotape was especially persuasive to him, said Moore. "They were doing unsound forensic techniques that lead to cross contamination. Their techniques were horrible," he said. "If you showed that video tape in American court you would have lost more of your evidence."

 
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