||On April 10, 2014, Lee Williams was shot in the chest at his
Hawkins Village home in Rankin, PA during an attempted
||Two firearms used during the murder were recovered.
||The Allegheny County crime lab produced data from DNA found on the guns. The lab found that four or more individuals contributed DNA to both firearms.
||The mixture data was too complex for the crime lab’s manual interpretation methods, meaning they could not produce match statistics.
||On the same DNA data, the computer’s statistic connecting one
of the pistols with Mr. Knight was 17.3 thousand.
||On August 24, 2016, Jennifer Hornyak and Dr. Mark Perlin testified at the trial in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania about the computer DNA match statistic.
||On August 26, 2016, Mr. Knight was found guilty of second-degree murder, burglary, and three counts of reckless endangerment. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.