||On July 22, 2013, Joseph John (32) was shot in Ville Platte, LA. He later died in the hospital.
||On a fence post at the crime scene, two handprints disturbed the morning dew.
||The Louisiana State Police Crime Laboratory found DNA mixtures in both handprints.
||Due to the nature of the DNA data, the lab could not perform a statistical analysis on the handprint mixtures.
||Cybergenetics TrueAllele® separated the mixture data into genotypes. Comparison with suspects Hilton Wilson (35) and Reokenski Thomas (32) found DNA match statistics in the millions, linking both defendants to the fence.
||On March 10, 2016, Dr. Mark Perlin testified at the trial in Ville Platte, LA about the TrueAllele handprint results.
||Hilton and Thomas were both convicted of first-degree murder. They face mandatory life in prison without parole.