TrueAllele solves uninterpretable DNA in mother and daughter double homicide

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State of Maryland v Omar McGee

Abandoned hat puts killer at crime scene

Crime On July 4, 2014, Matthew Drake was shot seven times in the head on the streets of Baltimore.
Evidence A hat was recovered from the crime scene.
DNA Examining the hat, the Baltimore City crime lab found a DNA mixture of four unknown people.
Match The mixture data was too complex for conventional analysis to find identification information.
TrueAllele Separating the mixture data, TrueAllele connected the hat to Omar McGee with a match statistic in the trillions.
Cybergenetics    On June 6, 2016, Cybergenetics Dr. Mark Perlin testified about the TrueAllele results in the historic Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse.
Outcome The jury convicted McGee of first-degree murder and other charges. The gang-involved killer was sentenced to life in prison, plus 20 years.