||On October 5, 2014, Hancy Sanchez (24) stepped outside of his Baton Rouge apartment to smoke a cigarette. Shortly thereafter, he was robbed of his cellphone and fatally shot.
||Sanchez’s roommate grabbed the shooter’s jacket before he ran off. A discarded gun was found nearby as well.
||The Louisiana State Police Crime Lab developed DNA data from the jacket, gun, and cellphone.
||The crime lab found that the evidence items contained mixture DNA, and they were unable to draw conclusions from the complex data.
||Using the same data, the computer connected the evidence items
to James Mills with match statistics ranging from 103
million to 1.75 quadrillion.
||In June of 2017, Casework Supervisor William Allan testified about
the computer's results before a Baton Rouge jury.
||Mills was found guilty of second-degree murder and sentenced
to life in prison.