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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v Tariq Long

TrueAllele connects defendant to handgun

Crime In the early hours of May 11, 2014, Jeffery Jackson (38) was shot to death in front of an art museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Evidence A handgun was recovered by police and swabbed for DNA evidence.
DNA The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office developed DNA data from the handgun.
Match Due to insufficient data, the lab’s manual analysis could not produce a match statistic.
TrueAllele On the same DNA data, the computer connected Tariq Long to the handgun with a match statistic of 5.17 thousand.
Cybergenetics    On February 10, 2017, Cybergenetics Dr. Mark Perlin testified at the trial in Pittsburgh, PA about the computer’s DNA match statistic.
Outcome On Tuesday, February 14, 2017, Long was found not guilty.
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