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The Queen v Charles Valliday

TrueAllele connects defendant DNA in Northern Ireland

Crime On March 1, 2012, Christopher 'Crickey' Mackin was shot and killed outside of his home in Belfast, Ireland.
Evidence A revolver and two plastic bags containing an unknown substance were collected from the crime scene.
DNA Lab analysts from the police service of Northern Ireland developed DNA data from the evidence items.
Match Due to low levels of DNA, the lab was unable to draw conclusions from the DNA data.
TrueAllele On the same data, the computer connected Charles Valliday to the evidence with match statistics of 1.7 million, 56.4 billion, and 311 million.
Cybergenetics    In February of 2017, Cybergenetics Dr. Mark Perlin testified about the DNA evidence.
Outcome The trial is pending.
Media

  • Woman held man and prayed in his ear after he was gunned down in the street, court told BelfastLive
  • Gun victim ‘lured to his death’ Court told of texts as couple on kill rap The Free Library
  • Husband and wife on murder charge Belfast Media Group
  • Trio on trial over man shot dead in Belfast ITV
  • Murder case against husband and wife is dropped after review BelfastTelegraph
  • New leading prosecutor granted permission to take over murder case The Irish News
  • On the run: Irish brothers with 'history of violence' fail to return to prison after funeral The Irish Post
  • Charles Valliday arrested after six months on the run BBC