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People of New York v Christopher James

TrueAllele finds killer on crime scene DNA evidence

Crime On February 10, 2010, a man was stabbed to death in his home.
Evidence DNA was swabbed from a knife sheath strap, jacket, T-shirt and cable.
DNA The Suffolk County crime laboratory developed DNA mixture data from the evidence items.
Match Manual interpretation of the data was inconclusive.
TrueAllele On the same DNA data, the computer connected the jacket to defendant Christopher James with an 8.33 billion match statistic.
Cybergenetics    On October 19, 2018, Forensic Analyst Beatriz Pujols testified at trial in Riverhead, NY about the TrueAllele results.
Outcome On October 26, 2018, Mr. James was found guilty of second-degree murder.
Media

  • Suffolk murder retrial starts with defendant acting as own attorney Newsday
  • Binghamton man convicted of murder in Central Islip man’s stabbing Newsday