TrueAllele solves uninterpretable DNA in mother and daughter double homicide

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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v Joseph Sentore Coleman, Jr.

TrueAllele connects home invader to weapon

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 the defendant was 33.9 million times more probable than a coincidence.
Cybergenetics    On February 13, 2019, DNA analyst Jennifer Hornyak testified before a Lycoming County jury about the TrueAllele results.
Outcome On February 15, 2019, Mr. Coleman was found guilty of second-degree murder, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, and criminal attempt to commit robbery.

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