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Wyoming v Kelby Niebuhr and Owen Soto

Computer resolves DNA mixture evidence

Crime In January of 2015, a teenage girl accused Kelby Niebuhr and Owen Soto of rape.
Evidence Clothing and body evidence were taken from the victim.
DNA The crime lab developed DNA data from the evidence items.
Match The lab was unable to draw conclusions from the evidence items.
TrueAllele On the same data, the computer found that Soto matched the victim's clothing and body with statistics of 17.2 octillion and 2.25 million. Niebuhr was also tied to the victim with a match statistic of 2.08 trillion.
Cybergenetics    Casework Supervisor William Allan testified before a Laramie County jury about the computer's results.
Outcome The jury found Niebuhr and Soto not guilty of all crimes.
Media

  • Wanted man turns himself in to Laramie County Sheriff’s Office KGWN
  • Pair charged with raping Cheyenne teen in 2015 Wyoming News
  • Alleged Cheyenne rapist bound over for trial KGAB
  • Breaking: Cheyenne men found ‘not guilty’ in 2015 rape case KGAB