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TrueAllele gets DNA results from inconclusive Pennsylvania DNA evidence

Pittsburgh, PA

In a recent sexual assault case, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office developed informative DNA data from the evidence. Using limited DNA mixture interpretation methods, the lab said that "no conclusion can be made" due to "insufficient data" on some items, and "the complexity of the data" on others. They did not report DNA match statistics.

On the same DNA mixture data, Cybergenetics TrueAllele® computing found informative match statistics. The computer connected an intimate swab to defendant Christian Henderson at the septillion level. TrueAllele also matched the victim's fingernails to Henderson with a statistic in the quadrillions.

The TrueAllele results helped Assistant District Attorney Matthew Robinowitz secure a guilty plea on August 28. Henderson pleaded guilty to simple assault and terroristic threats. He received one year of probation, and was ordered to complete an anger management class.

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