"I think today's hearing went very well," Curt Knox told ABC News. "Caltagirone brought up the fact that Amanda was interrogated by police for 41 hours over four days, and that that can lead to potential confusion in a high-intensity interrogation," he said. "It tells us that they took advantage of a very young girl, in the course of continuous, continuous, continuous interrogation," Knox added.
The trial continues on Saturday with the last two witnesses for the defense, after which court will meet again in Oct. 2 to hear possible requests for further evidence to be presented or witnesses to be heard again. There is a likelyhood that defense teams will request a review of the scientific evidence by an independent expert, given the conflicting evidence presented in the course of the trial.
"I don't see how the judges and jury can make a decision without an independent review," Curt Knox said outside of court. And though such a review could postpone a verdict for months, Knox said that it would be worth it. "If it takes two months to get out with the truth and the facts," he said, "then it is well worth the wait, versus two more years it would take to appeal."