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People of New York v Dequan Grimes

Computer connects convicted offender to illegal handgun

Crime In August 2017, convicted offender Dequan Grimes was stopped for speeding. A handgun was found in his vehicle.
Evidence The handgun was swabbed.
DNA The Suffolk County crime lab developed DNA mixture data from the handgun.
Match Due to the complexity of the data, the crime lab was unable to draw conclusions from the evidence. They recommended using “probabilistic genotyping” for further processing.
TrueAllele On the same DNA data, the computer’s statistic connecting the handgun with Grimes was 130 thousand.
Cybergenetics    On June 28, 2018, Cybergenetics forensic analyst Beatriz Pujols testified at the trial in Riverhead, NY about the computer DNA match statistic.
Outcome On June 29, 2018, Dequan Grimes was found guilty of criminal possession of a weapon.