09/03/2010 09:31 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Amanda Knox Is Innocent, Former FBI Agent Claims

While Amanda Knox languishes in an Italian prison after being convicted of a brutal murder, a retired FBI special agent familiar with the case has come forward to say he firmly believes the 23-year-old American college student is innocent.

FBI veteran Steve Moore told "Today" that the evidence in Knox's case was "flawed and manipulated," and possibly even planted. Furthermore, Moore argued, the evidence and testimony that was presented over the course of the trial was still too scant to prove Knox's guilt -- yet sufficient enough to convict Rudy Hermann Guede, a drifter who had been present at the apartment at the time of the murder.

Knox was sentenced to 26 years in prison last December for the 2007 murder and sexual assault of Meredith Kercher, the roommate she lived with while studying abroad. Knox's then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito was sentenced to 25 years. Knox is currently awaiting an appeal with the Italian courts set for November.

Moore, who began independently examining the case as a result of his wife's interest, went on to make a particularly surprising offer. "When Amanda Knox gets out, if she needs a roommate, I'll send my daughter over," he said.

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