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State of Indiana v Vaylan Glazebrook

College town home invasion nets 125 years in prison

Crime On November 9, 2014, two men broke into the home of three Indiana University women and raped two of them at gunpoint. The third roommate hid in a closet and called police. The two intruders shot at the officers and then fled the scene.
Evidence Two guns, the victims’ cell phones, and a pair of sunglasses were collected as evidence.
DNA The Indiana State Police lab developed DNA data from the collected items.
Match Due to low levels of DNA, the lab’s manual analysis was unable to draw any conclusions about the crime scene.
TrueAllele TrueAllele connected Glazebrook to the handguns with DNA match statistics in the tens of millions. The computer connected both victims to the weapons with numbers ranging from millions to quintillions.
Cybergenetics    In February 2018, TrueAllele was admitted into court following a Daubert hearing. On that afternoon, Dr.Mark Perlin testified before a Monroe county jury.
Outcome The jury found Glazebrook guilty of attempted murder, rape, and armed robbery. He was sentenced to 125 and a half years in prison.
Media

  • Three Teens Arrested for Burglary, Sexual Assault in Bloomington WIBC
  • Emotions high as Bloomington sex assault suspects make court appearance WTHR
  • Glazebrook convicted of all charges, faces life in prison Indiana Daily Student
  • DNA Mixtures of Victim, Attacker on Guns Land Indiana Man 14 Felony Convictions Forensic Magazine
  • Glazebrook sentenced to 125 and a half years for 2014 crimes Indiana Daily Student