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25-May-2017

TrueAllele connects New Hampshire killer to handgun DNA

Concord, NH

On November 3, 2015, Michael Pittman was shot to death outside his New Hampshire apartment. A gun was collected and swabbed for DNA. The crime lab analyzed the five-person mixture, but could not interpret the data. TrueAllele® analysis on the same data produced informative results, connecting the gun to Adrien Stillwell. During trial, Chief Scientist Dr. Mark Perlin explained the scientific results. The jury found Stillwell guilty of first-degree murder and all other counts.

Assistant Attorney General Jason Casey said Dr. Perlin's "testimony was obviously an important part of our case. The jury - although admittedly overwhelmed by the science/math - was impressed by [his] testimony." Stillwell was sentenced to life in prison.

Links

  • Manchester man found guilty of murder in 2015 West Side shooting - Union Leader
  • Man sentenced to life in prison for shooting Manchester man - WMUR
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