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State of New York v Akeem Williams

TrueAllele unmixes revolver DNA in Xbox killing

Crime On June 23, 2016, an Elmira man confronted 44-year old Tiko Head over a missing X-box. The argument escalated to gunfire, resulting in Head’s death.
Evidence A revolver was collected as evidence.
DNA The New York State Police Crime Lab developed DNA mixture data from the evidence items.
Match Due to the complexity and low levels of the data, the lab’s manual analysis was unable to draw conclusions from the DNA data.
TrueAllele The computer unmixed the DNA and found that Akeem Williams matched various parts of the revolver. The match statistics were 406 thousand, 7.35 trillion, and 1.1 million.
Cybergenetics    On August 16th, 2017, DNA analyst Jennifer Hornyak testified in court about the computer’s findings. The trial resulted in a hung jury. She testified again on November 1, 2017.
Outcome Williams was found guilty of second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon. He was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.
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