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United States v Edward Martin Andrews

Career bank robber captured

Crime On June 8, 2011, the Oakton, VA BB&T Bank was robbed at gunpoint. The assailant fled the scene and was pursued by police into Washington, D.C., where he was finally captured.
Evidence A cane was recovered from the crime scene. The touch DNA contained at least three people.
DNA Virginia's Department of Forensic Science developed DNA data from the evidence item.
Match The lab's manual analysis did not generate a match statistic.
TrueAllele On the same DNA data, the computer's statistic connecting the cane with Edward Martin Andrews was 91.7 sextillion.
Cybergenetics    On October 24, 2011, Dr. Mark Perlin testified at the trial about the computer's DNA match statistic in this case.
Outcome Mr. Andrew was convicted of bank robbery and firearm charges. He was sentenced to 92 years in prison.

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