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Cybergenetics explains the Hillary acquittal at a Legal Aid Society conference
In September, Nick Hillary was acquitted of murdering Garrett Phillips. There was no DNA linking him to the upstate New York crime. Judge Felix Catena found New Zealand's STRmix™ computer analysis of fingernail evidence inadmissible. The prosecution could not introduce unreliable DNA results at trial.
In October, Dr. Mark Perlin of Cybergenetics gave a 45 minute talk at the Legal Aid Society's Questioning Forensics: Inside the Black Box conference at Cardozo Law School in New York City. His presentation, "Fighting for DNA justice: genotyping software in the Hillary acquittal," explains the DNA evidence in the Hillary case.