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15-Jul-2015

TrueAllele® mixture analysis instrumental in Indiana innocence case

Indianapolis, IN

The Indiana Court of Appeals granted Darryl Pinkins' petition for successor post-conviction relief. Pinkins was convicted of a 1989 rape in Lake County. Frances Lee Watson, Director of the Wrongful Conviction Clinic at Indiana University School of Law, filed the petition.

Cybergenetics pro bono TrueAllele work for the Innocence Project showed there were five people (unrelated to the accused men) in the DNA evidence as major or minor contributors. Watson used these TrueAllele results to persuade the Indiana Court of Appeals that the crime scene evidence did not contain Pinkins' DNA.


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