||On Christmas Eve in 2014, James “Popeye” Vaughn (24) was fatally shot inside a New Orleans mall.
||The shooter dropped a .40-caliber pistol near the crime scene, which was taken as evidence.
||The local crime lab developed DNA data from the collected pistol.
||The crime lab found that the pistol contained DNA from several contributors and was unable to draw any conclusions from the mixture data.
||On the same data, the computer found that Gary Francois matched the pistol with a match statistic of 87.5 billion.
||In May of 2017, Dr. Mark Perlin testified about the match statistic in front of a New Orleans jury.
||Francois was found guilty of 2nd-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.