||On April 7, 2014, a person killed gas station clerk Babul Kumer Saha before subsequently robbing the store.
||DNA samples were collected from several items around the gas station, including a gas pump button, a plastic bag, and a lottery cash register slot.
||The Cuyahoga County crime laboratory developed DNA mixture data from the collected items.
||The lab’s manual method of analysis was unable to help the crime lab draw conclusions from the complex mixture data.
||The computer separated out the 7-person DNA mixture data to
find that Slater Howell III, a new local gang prospect, matched the bag with a match statistic of 98 thousand.
||On September 7, 2017, DNA analyst Jennifer Hornyak testified about the computer’s results before a Cuyahoga County jury.
||On Spetmeber 12, 2017, the jury found Slater Howell III guilty
of all charges. On November 14, 2017, Howell was
sentenced to life in prison for Saha's homicide and
the murder of a Cleveland firefighter, a charge to
which he plead guilty.