New York court excludes DNA sample produced from STRmix from murder trial

“The results produced in this case are unreliable based upon Dr. Buckleton’s testimony that it cannot adequately account for the absence of defendant’s alleles in the composite profile,” Judge Catena wrote. “As Dr. Buckleton stated, ‘the exact difficulty that we’ve come upon in this case and certain circumstances that the Random Match Probability is not conservative and doesn’t do a fair job for the defendant (Judge Catena’s emphasis), and this is one of those circumstances.’”

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