TrueAllele solves uninterpretable DNA in mother and daughter double homicide

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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v Hakim Hopkins

TrueAllele connects suspect to weapon

Crime In 2012, a police search of Mr. Hopkins’ girlfriend’s car found a shoebox with weapons.
Evidence Two handguns and pair of shoes were in the box.
DNA The Pennsylvania State Police generated data from the shoes and the guns
Match The lab included the suspect’s DNA on the shoes. But they could not compare the suspect and guns due to the evidence data complexity.
TrueAllele On the same DNA data, the computer connected the revolvers with Hopkins. The match statistics were 20.1 trillion and 4.77 million.
Cybergenetics    On April 16 2019, analyst Dr. David Bauer testified at the Williamsport trial about the DNA evidence.
Outcome The jury could not reach a unanimous verdict.