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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v Jordan Rawls

TrueAllele exclusionary results from weapon corroborate other testimony

Crime On Halloween night in 2016, a mother and son were shot and killed during a home invasion and attempted robbery.
Evidence A Ruger pistol and magazine were collected as evidence.
DNA The Pennsylvania State Police crime lab created DNA mixture data from the weapon.
Match Due to an insufficient quantity of data, the lab was not able to fully interpret the mixtures.
TrueAllele The computer found that a match between the pistol and another defendant was 33.9 million times more probable than coincidence. There was no statistical support for a match between the weapon and defendant Rawls.
Cybergenetics    On April 2, 2019, DNA analyst Jennifer Hornyak testified before a Lycoming County jury about the TrueAllele results. The exclusionary match results to Rawls corroborated other testimony.
Outcome On April 5, 2019, Mr. Rawls was found guilty of criminal homicide, robbery, and weapons possession charges.
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