NY Court excludes mixed sample DNA evidence from murder trial

A judge in New York ruled to exclude DNA evidence from the trial of Oral Nicholas Hillary for allegedly strangling his ex-girlfriend’s 12-year-old son. The DNA evidence consisted of a mixed DNA sample collected from underneath the victim’s fingernails, and the sample was analyzed using the STRmix program. The judge refused to admit the evidence at trial because the methods had not been internally validated by the state labs.



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