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State of Louisiana v Dulce Maria Funez

Cybergenetics DNA analysis links woman to double homicide

Crime In April 2014, Connie and Edward Hall were found murdered in their home. Connie had been stabbed nearly 40 times.
Evidence A hat was found at the scene.
DNA The Louisiana State Police Crime Laboratory produced the DNA data from the evidence.
Match The lab was unable to interpret the DNA data. The DNA mixture was too complex for their interpretation methods.
TrueAllele On the same DNA data, the computer’s statistic connecting the hat with Dulce Maria Funez was 24.1 thousand. The computer also inferred an unknown male contributor profile on the hat; later believed to be Funez’ boyfriend and accomplice. The expected match statistic for this unknown male was 550 quintillion.
Cybergenetics    On April 23, 2021, William Allan testified at the trial in a Clinton, Louisiana court about the computer DNA match statistic.
Outcome Dulce Maria Funez was found guilty of two counts of first degree murder.

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