||During the fall of 2011, a gang committed a five-week crime spree robbing eight businesses in Bakersfield, Delano and Visalia.
||Touch DNA was found on the front counter of one of the stores.
||Kern Regional Crime Laboratory developed a DNA mixture of at least three people from the front counter.
||The lab’s manual analysis did not provide a match statistic.
||On the same DNA data, the computer’s match statistic connecting the front counter to Dupree Langston was 553 million.
||On January 11, 2013, Dr. Mark Perlin testified at a Kelly-Frye hearing and trial, about the computer’s match statistic.
||Charles Lawton and Dupree Langston were convicted of robbery with a firearm. Charles Lawton was sentenced to 73 years in prison and Dupree Langston to 78 years.