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State of Maryland v Andy Panton

Computer shows defendant’s DNA is inside victims’ vehicle

Crime In January 2019, two young men met with Andy Panton to sell him marijuana. Mr. Panton got into the back seat of their car. Suddenly, Panton fired off four shots, killing both men seated in the front of the vehicle.
Evidence The interior car door handle was swabbed.
DNA The Montgomery County Police Crime Laboratory produced the evidence data.
Match The lab was not able to provide any conclusions for the evidence data due to its complexity.
TrueAllele On the same DNA data, the computer’s statistic connecting the interior vehicle door handle with Andy Panton was 12.1 million.
Cybergenetics    On September 7, 2021, William Allan testified at the trial in Rockville, Maryland about the computer DNA match statistic.
Outcome On September 9, 2021, Andy Panton was found guilty of two counts of first degree felony murder, two counts of second degree murder, armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, and two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence. He was sentenced to life in prison on May 6, 2022.