||In August 2017, convicted offender Dequan Grimes was stopped for speeding. A handgun was found in his vehicle.
||The handgun was swabbed.
||The Suffolk County crime lab developed DNA mixture data from the handgun.
||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.
||On the same DNA data, the computer’s statistic connecting the handgun with Grimes was 130 thousand.
||On June 28, 2018, Cybergenetics forensic analyst Beatriz Pujols testified at the trial in Riverhead, NY about the computer DNA match statistic.
||On June 29, 2018, Dequan Grimes was found guilty of criminal possession of a weapon.