||In May 2014, a Palm Beach County gas station was robbed at gunpoint. Clerk Shihab Mahmud (22) was shot and killed during the incident.
||Charred clothing, a charred hat, and a pair of sneakers were found within a mile of the crime scene.
||The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office crime lab developed DNA mixture data from the clothing, hat, and sneakers.
||Due to the degraded nature of the data, the lab was unable to fully interpret some mixtures.
||The computer separated the five DNA mixture items into genotypes. Comparing the clothing and sneaker results with the defendant produced match statistics ranging from the millions to quadrillions.
||Before the trial, TrueAllele withstood an admissibility challenge. On February 4, 2019, DNA analyst Jennifer Hornyak testified before a Palm Beach County jury about the TrueAllele results.
||On February 7, 2019, Mr. Daniels was found guilty of first-degree murder and robbery. He was sentenced to life in prison.