Man accused of murder seeks computer code for the DNA program that incriminated him

A Pittsburgh-area man named Michael Robinson was accused of murder after a computer program called TrueAllele matched his DNA to the DNA on a bandana found at the crime scene. Initially, experts said that there were three individuals’ DNA on the bandana and the results of the DNA test were inconclusive. A second test by the computer program’s founder pointed to Robinson. Robinson’s attorneys are seeking the programming code to TrueAllele in order for their expert to analyze the results for himself. The program has been used in over 500 cases in several countries, and its use has only been challenged in court 9 times. In only one of those cases were attorneys able to successfully prevent a jury from seeing the program’s results.

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