We guarantee this guy will think twice before buying another gadget
One man is now the lead suspect in his wife’s murder because well, technology.
We all know that technology has taken us far- in just recent years alone. A person is able to order groceries online, get directions by typing in an address to their mobile device, and even get answers to any of their burning questions. Add tracing your steps to that list and you’ve pretty much got a tracking device at your disposal.
But what happens when modern innovation betrays us, revealing details about our lives and private doings that we would much rather have kept a secret?
Just ask Richard Dabate who is the center of some pretty serious investigations going on right now involving his wife’s murder. It seems his story doesn’t match up with the digital data obtained from his wife’s Fitbit and police have the data to prove it.
Richard Dabate has been accused of killing his wife in their Connecticut home back in 2015 because of some contrasting data that doesn’t align with his initial alibi about what happened that fateful December morning.
Dabate claims that a masked assailant used pressure points to subdue him and then turned a gun that belonged to the couple on his wife. According to Richard, his wife Connie was shot in the garage after reportedly returning home from her usual workout at the local YMCA. According to Dabate, the assailant was a stocky, 6-foot man with a “Vin Diesel-like” voice who he eventually managed to chase off with a blowtorch (wow, talk about a raging attack)!
When technology tells a different story …
But, according to data police collected from his wife’s Fitbit, the real details of what happened to Dabate’s wife could be much more sinister.
The Fitbit is a handy electronic device that assists wearers in their health and fitness journey. The digital gadget uses a pedometer to track a user’s steps and even converts their physical activity into calories burned. So it’s no surprise that Connie Dabate would be wearing hers during her workout at the local YMCA and even when she returned home to the horrifying home invasion.
Only Connie’s Fitbit divulges some interesting information indicating that she was on the move for more than hour AFTER her husband indicated that the murder took place.
It seems Dabate’s imaginative account of the night’s events are a little hard to believe. And what’s even more fictional is the evidence that proves his wife was not initially shot when she entered the couple’s garage, but that she instead managed to move over 1,200 feet once she had arrived home.
In fact, Richard’s numbers appear to be more than a little off. According to investigators, the distance from her vehicle to the location she was actually shot is a mere 125 feet!