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TrueAllele helps Michael Robinson clear his name after thirty years
In 1993, Michael Robinson of Queens, New York was charged with killing his estranged wife, and convicted of second-degree murder. Twenty years later, to clear his name, he had the victim’s fingernail scrapings tested for DNA. In July 2018, the NYC crime lab’s probabilistic genotyping software could only give an “inconclusive” DNA statistic of 1 over 666. In August 2019, Cybergenetics’ TrueAllele reanalysis of the same data found an exclusionary result of 1 over a trillion. Chief Scientist Dr. Mark Perlin testified twice at the Queens court hearing. In March 2023, TrueAllele’s new exculpatory DNA evidence led a New York appellate court to vacate Robinson’s conviction.