Amanda Knox is not the "femme fatale" the media has painted her as, a lawyer for her co-defendant argued Tuesday, urging a jury to acquit Knox and Rafaelle Sollecito of murdering Meredith Kercher.
Lawyer Giulia Buongiorno compared Knox to the voluptuous cartoon character Jessica Rabbit, who protests, "I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way," in the movie "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
Buongiorno, who represents Sollecito - Knox's former boyfriend - said the whole trial was based on DNA evidence "on which mistakes were made," and urged the jury to "abandon imagined fantasies" and acquit the pair.
Knox and Sollecito are fighting their conviction for killing Kercher - Knox's roommate - in Perugia, Italy, in 2007. Knox and Sollecito were convicted in 2009. Knox was sentenced to 26 years in prison, while Sollecito got 25.
As she began her closing arguments Tuesday, Buongiorno said there was no physical trace of Knox or Sollecito in the room where Kercher was found murdered.