||On August 27, 2015, a gang began shooting at a car in Homestead. Driver Daren Scott (25) was shot while trying to escape. Two other men were also killed.
||A gun and towel were found nearby and collected as evidence.
||The Allegheny County Crime Lab created DNA mixture data from
the evidence items.
||Due to the complexity of the mixture data, the lab was unable to draw any conclusions from the evidence item.
||On the same data, the computer separated out the DNA
mixture to find that Harris matched the gun
parts with match statistics of 62.9 billion and 6.51
million. Harris also matched the towel with a match
statistic of 27.9 million.
|| In November of 2017, Dr. Mark Perlin testified at a non-jury
trial. After a mistrial, he testified again in May of 2018.
||Harris was found guilty of third degree murder.