TrueAllele solves uninterpretable DNA in mother and daughter double homicide

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Pennsylvania v Allen Wade

TrueAllele identifies killer in Wolfe sisters double homicide

Crime On February 6, 2014, Susan Wolfe (44) and her younger sister Sarah (38) were killed in their East Liberty home in Pittsburgh.
Evidence DNA was recovered from Susan Wolfe's fingernails, articles of clothing, and other items found at multiple locations.
DNA The county crime laboratory developed DNA data from a dozen items sent to Cybergenetics for statistical analysis.
Match The lab’s manual analysis of this data did not provide full DNA match information.
TrueAllele On the same DNA data, the computer connected Susan Wolfe’s right hand fingernails to defendant Wade with a match statistic of six trillion. TrueAllele® connected Wade to other items, including a hat left at the sisters' home from a burglary committed weeks before the murders.
Cybergenetics    On May 12, 2016, Dr. Mark Perlin testified in the Allegheny County courthouse about the TrueAllele match results.
Outcome On May 23, the jury convicted Wade on all counts. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.