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People of California v Tokunbo Okuwoga

TrueAllele links suspects to tan glove

Crime On September 23, 2009, three men were involved in an attempted robbery of a home where the homeowner was brutally beaten. The following year, one suspect killed three people to eliminate witnesses against him regarding the robbery.
Evidence A tan glove was collected as evidence from the attempted robbery crime scene.
DNA The Kern Regional Crime Laboratory created DNA mixture data from the glove.
Match Since it was older DNA data, the lab was not able to use their in-house TrueAllele system to interpret the mixture.
TrueAllele The computer found that a match between the glove and defendant Tokunbo Okuwoga is 37 billion times more probable than a coincidence. TrueAllele also found that a match between the glove and attempted robbery accomplice Anh Bui, who testified against the defendant, is 13 billion times more probable than a coincidence.
Cybergenetics    On May 19, 2021, DNA analyst Jennifer Bracamontes testified virtually before a Kern County jury about the TrueAllele findings.
Outcome On May 27, 2021, the jury found Mr. Okuwoga guilty on all counts, including robbery, burglary, and three counts of murder. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on June 25, 2021.

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