Wife's Fitbit logs steps after husband says she died

Remigio Civitarese
Aprile 25, 2017

Richard Dabate (DAH-bayt) faces murder, tampering with evidence and making a false statement charges in the fatal shooting of 39-year-old Connie Dabate on December 23, 2015.

Dabate called 911 reporting that his wife was the victim of a home invasion, alleging that she was shot dead by a "tall, obese man" with a deep voice like actor Vin Diesel's, sporting "camouflage and a mask", according to an arrest warrant.

Connie Dabate was found dead at their home in CT by police.

Investigators uncovered text messages between the couple, as well as the suspect and his reported pregnant mistress - thought to be a main motive behind the suspected domestic homicide.

Dabate, who is now out of custody after posting bail, is scheduled to return to court Friday.

The records on Connie's FitBit showed she had been moving more than an hour after Dabate claimed she had been murdered by an intruder.

Lancaster, Pa., district attorney Craig Stedman, who used Fitbit records in a separate investigation, called the records "a great tool for investigators" in an interview with the Hartford Courant. It is an electronic footprint that tracks your movements.

However, footage from the gym Connie goes to showed her leaving at 9:18 a.m. and information from Connie's FitBit revealed that she was moving inside her home at 10:05 a.m. We can also get the information much faster than some other types of evidence such as DNA tests'.

She then posted two videos to Facebook using her cellphone.

He was found by police tied to a chair on the kitchen floor, and said the masked home invader had shot his wife dead in the garage during a chase through their home.

The Courant noted that five days after his wife was allegedly murdered by a stranger, Richard tried to cash in Connie's $475,000 life insurance policy, but his claim was denied. But the New York Daily News reports Connecticut State Police wrote in an arrest warrant that Connie Dabate's Fitbit was logging steps after the time Richard Dabate told them she was killed.

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