||On November 3rd, 2007, Joy Blanchard was found dead with two knives stuck in the back of her neck.
||Swabs were taken from the house’s interior door knob as evidence. Police also collected the two knives.
||The University of Nebraska Medical Center developed DNA data from the evidence items.
||The data provided too little information for the lab's interpretation methods.
||On the same data, the computer was able to find match statistics connecting Charles Simmer to the crime scene. Simmer matched the knives with a statistic of 3.71 thousand, and the doorknob with a statistic of 4.22 quintillion.
||On Feb 28, 2018, following an earlier Daubert hearing Dr. Mark Perlin testified before an Omaha jury.
||The jury found Simmer guilty of first degree murder. Simmer sentenced to life in prison on April 30, 2018.