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TrueAllele results support ex-boyfriend conviction in stabbing death

Pittsburgh, PA

On November 28, 2015, Margaret Recasens was fatally stabbed near a pizza shop in Carrick, PA. Mixed DNA was found on a knife and a shoe. TrueAllele® computing placed the victim and her ex-boyfriend Dejuan Windom together on these items. Allegheny County Assistant District Attorney Aaron McKendry secured a guilty plea. The defense stipulated to all DNA results, including Cybergenetics TrueAllele report. Common Pleas Judge Anthony Mariani convicted the 26-year-old defendant of third-degree murder. Windom faces up to 40 years in prison.


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