TrueAllele solves uninterpretable DNA in mother and daughter double homicide

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People of New York v Sylvester Young

TrueAllele helps solve gang-related murder

Crime On January 25, 2009, Jumez Lee was fatally shot at a private party in a Mont Pleasant bar. A second victim who was nearby was also non-fatally injured by the same bullet.
Evidence A gun (not the murder weapon) was found discarded outside of the bar.
DNA The New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center developed a small amount of DNA data from the gun.
Match The manual methods used by the lab were unable to interpret such a small amount of DNA data.
TrueAllele On the same data, the computer used math to connect the gun to Sylvester Young with a match statistic of 2.3 million.
Cybergenetics    On May 13, 2015, Dr. Mark Perlin testified before a Schenectady county jury about TrueAllele’s results.
Outcome The jury found Sylvester Young guilty of murder and several weapons charges. He was sentenced to 90 years in prison to life.