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Judge’s failure to understand probability causes overturn of acquittal of Amanda Knox

From the New York Times March 26 2013

"Italy’s highest court on Tuesday overturned the acquittal of Amanda Knox, accused of the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher, a 21-year-old British woman who was Knox’s roommate in Perugia, Italy, at the time."

The judge seemed to misunderstand basic probability principals involved in DNA testing.  Perhaps STAT 302 should be required of all judges!  

See the article for further details.

April 4, 2013