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Monday's Highlights: 'Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy' on Lifetime

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Hayden Panettiere stars in “Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy” at 9 p.m. on Lifetime. Followed at 11 by the new special “Beyond the Headlines: The Amanda Knox Story.” 

Tom Reed: For Members Only:  This new episode surveys the veteran host’s lists of the top black duos and all female groups. (11 a.m. KSCI).

Shatner’s Raw Nerve:  The former “Star Trek” star sits down with Kevin Pollak (7 p.m. Biography) and Carl Reiner at 7:30.

How I Met Your Mother:  After he sees a powerful documentary about garbage, Marshall (Jason Segel) becomes obsessed with saving the environment in this new episode (8 p.m. CBS). 

House: At a school’s career day, House (Hugh Laurie) shares explicit medical stories and is sent to the principal’s office, where his real lesson begins, in this new episode (8 p.m. Fox). 

World’s Deadliest Towns: This three-part miniseries hosted by Dave Salmoni takes visitors to a trio of locales in India and Africa where animals and people are chronic adversaries (8 p.m. Animal Planet). 

Mad Love: For the benefit of latecomers just now joining this engaging new sitcom, in last week’s premiere, attorney Ben (Jason Biggs) nearly blew it with his newly found dream girl (Sarah Chalke, “Scrubs”), when he was a little too slow breaking up with his former girlfriend (8:30 p.m. CBS). 

Outrageous Kid Parties: This new four-episode series focuses on families who spend fortunes to make sure their kids have the party of their lives (9:30 p.m. TLC). 

Harry’s Law: Harry and Malcolm (Kathy Bates, Aml Ameen) try to mediate a gang dispute that is threatening to erupt into all-out war in this new episode (10 p.m. NBC). 

Tabatha’s Salon Takeover:  In the season finale Tabatha revisits salons from this season and last (10 p.m. Bravo). 


President of the World: The Bill Clinton Phenomenon:  This new documentary examining the life and legacy of President Bill Clinton (7 and 10 p.m. MSNBC).


College Basketball: Syracuse at Villanova (4 p.m. ESPN); Oklahoma State at Kansas (6 p.m. ESPN).  

Photo: Franco Biciocchi/Lifetime 

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The evidence against Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito is overwhelming. They gave completely different accounts of where they were, who they were with and what they were doing on the night of the murder. Neither Knox nor Sollecito have credible alibis despite three attempts each. All the other people who were questioned had one credible alibi that could be verified. Innocent people don't give multiple conflicting alibis and lie repeatedly to the police.

The DNA didn't miraculously deposit itself in the most incriminating of places.

An abundant amount of Raffaele Sollecito's DNA was found on Meredith's bra clasp. His DNA was identified by two separate DNA tests. Of the 17 loci tested in the sample, Sollecito’s profile matched 17 out of 17.

According to Sollecito's forensic expert, Professor Vinci, Knox's DNA was on Meredith's bra.

Amanda Knox's DNA was found on the handle of the double DNA knife and a number of independent forensic experts - Dr. Patrizia Stefanoni, Dr. Renato Biondo and Professor Francesca Torricelli - categorically stated that Meredith’s DNA was on the blade. Sollecito knew that Meredith’s DNA was on the blade which is why he twice lied about accidentally pricking her hand whilst cooking.

There were five instances of Knox's DNA mixed with Meredith's blood in three different locations in the cottage.

Knox tracked Meredith's blood into the bathroom, the hallway, her room and Filomena's room, where the break-in was staged. Knox's DNA and Meredith's blood was found mixed together in Filomena's room, in a bare bloody footprint in the hallway and in three places in the bathroom.

Rudy Guede's bloody footprints led straight out of Meredith's room and out of the house. This means that he didn't stage the break-in in Filomena's room or go into the blood-spattered bathroom after Meredith had been stabbed.

The bloody footprint on the blue bathmat in the bathroom matched the precise characteristics of Sollecito’s foot, but couldn’t possibly belong to Guede. Knox's and Sollecito's bare bloody footprints were revealed by luminol in the hallway.

It's not a coincidence that the three people - Knox, Sollecito and Guede - who kept telling the police a pack of lies are all implicated by the DNA and forensic evidence.

Amanda Knox voluntarily admitted that she was involved in Meredith's murder in her handwritten note to the police on 6 November 2007. After she was informed that Sollecito was no longer providing her with an alibi, she stated on at least four separate occasions that she was at the cottage when Meredith was killed. At the trial, Sollecito refused to corroborate Knox's alibi that she was at his apartment.

Knox accused an innocent man, Diya Lumumba, of murdering Meredith despite the fact she knew he was completely innocent. She didn't recant her false and malicious allegation against Lumumba the whole time he was in prison. She admitted that it was her fault that Lumumba was in prison in an intercepted conversation with her mother on 10 November 2007.


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