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United States v Corey Harris

Crack dealer leaves DNA on handgun

Crime On January 29, 2010, over 100 grams of cocaine and four firearms were recovered from Corey Harris' Petersburg, VA home.
Evidence One of the firearms contained touch DNA evidence from at least three people.
DNA Virginia's Department of Forensic Science developed DNA data from the evidence item.
Match The lab's manual analysis could not eliminate Mr. Harris as a possible contributor to the handgun.
TrueAllele On the same data, the computer's statistic connected the gun with Mr. Harris.
Cybergenetics    On August 3, 2011, Dr. Mark Perlin testified in federal court about the computer's DNA match statistic.
Outcome Corey Harris was convicted of drug trafficking and weapons charges. He was sentenced to 50 years in prison.
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