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Commonwealth of Massachusetts v Tony Dyshaun Harris

Suspect in parking lot shooting linked to gun and rental car

Crime In the early morning of October 14, 2017, Kevin Raymond, a 20 year-old Franklin Pierce University football player, was shot in a parking lot in Somerville, MA. The victim was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Evidence Police collected a firearm and cartridge casings located in an area near the crime. Police also swabbed the steering wheel of a rental car, connected to the shooting via video, for DNA.
DNA The Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory generated DNA data from the evidence items.
Match Due to the complexity of the mixtures, each containing four or more contributors, the lab could not fully interpret the data.
TrueAllele On the same DNA data, the computer’s statistic connecting the firearm and shell casings with Tony Harris was 277 million. A match statistic also connected Mr. Harris to the rental car with a value of 3.08 million.
Cybergenetics    On May 25, 2023, DNA analyst Jennifer Bracamontes testified before a Middlesex County jury in Woburn, MA about the computer’s DNA match statistics.
Outcome On June 6, 2023, a jury found Tony Harris guilty of second degree murder, which carries a life sentence with the possibility of parole.

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