||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.
||A revolver was collected as evidence.
||The New York State Police Crime Lab developed DNA mixture data from the evidence items.
||Due to the complexity and low levels of the data, the lab’s
manual analysis was unable to draw conclusions from the DNA data.
||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.
||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.
||Williams was found guilty of second-degree murder and criminal
possession of a weapon. He was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.