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11-Jun-2012

Cybergenetics TrueAllele DNA evidence helps convict Virginia man of homicide

Richmond, VA

Otis Madison was convicted of shooting 25 year old John Winston IV, and leaving him to die in a parking lot. The gunman had dropped a plastic bag containing pills as he fled the scene. Cybergenetics scientist Dr. Mark Perlin testified at the trial that a DNA match between Otis Madison and the plastic bag was over a billion times more probable than chance. The jury found Mr. Madison guilty of first-degree murder and a related firearm charge, and recommended that he serve 35 years in prison.


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