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Dante Washington gets 36 to 72 years in state prison
In 2014, cab driver Eugene Phillips was shot and robbed by passenger Dante Washington. In December, Cybergenetics Dr. Mark Perlin testified about DNA mixture evidence linking the defendant to the shooting. A Lycoming County jury found Washington guilty of attempted homicide. On February 14, Washington was sentenced to 36 to 72 years.
The victim's wife Ann Phillips said, "We're happy that this nightmare is finally over. I never doubted his identification of the shooter, but we were both very worried. We are so thankful that Cybergenetics was part of it. I have no doubt that Dr. Perlin's testimony was vital to the conviction."