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Commonwealth of Massachusetts v Heidi Bartlett

TrueAllele separates DNA mixture of relatives

Crime On February 22, 2012, a 14-year old boy told police that his mother had forced him to have sex with her while she was intoxicated.
Evidence A sperm stain was found on the crotch of the mother’s pajama pants.
DNA The Massachusetts State police lab developed DNA mixture data from the sperm stain.
Match Since the sample was a mixture of two relatives, the lab could not draw statistical conclusions from their DNA data.
TrueAllele On the same data, the computer connected the crotch of Heidi Bartlett’s pajama pants to her son, the alleged victim.
Cybergenetics    On May 25, 2016, Dr. Mark Perlin testified in a Daubert hearing and at trial about the computer's DNA identification findings.
Outcome After her second trial in 2016, Heidi Bartlett was acquitted.
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