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People of California v Dupree Langston and Charles Lawton

Computer defeats crime gang

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