||On March 4, 2017, Tell City resident David
Weedman was found dead in his
apartment. Intially police thought suicide. Futher
investigation revealed otherwise.
||A gun and holster were collected from
Weedman's pool of blood.
||The Indiana State Police lab analyzed DNA from the
gun and holster. They found that the major
contributor was the victim.
||Due to the uncertainty in the number of contributors, the
lab was unable to draw conclusions about the
minor component of the DNA.
||On the same data, the computer connected the holster
to Randal Coalter with match statistics of up
to 1.32 thousand.
||Before the trial, TrueAllele withstood a Daubert challenge. On
August 10, 2017, DNA analyst Jennifer Hornyak testified about the DNA evidence before a Perry County jury.
|| On August 14, 2017, Coalter was found guilty of murder. He was sentenced to 60 years in prison on September 8, 2017.