A wealthy Connecticut man was indicted on Tuesday of all charges of murdering his wife and trying to pin the crime on a phantom intruder — after his testimony was refuted by a “Fitbit” activity tracker.
According to the Journal Enquirer, two days before Christmas in 2015, Richard Dabbett, convicted of murder, tampering with physical evidence and making a false statement to fatally shot his wife, Connie Dabbett, died in 2015, according to the Journal Enquirer. For example, it took less than four hours to find 45-year-old Richard Dabet. ,
His wife was wearing an activity tracker wristwatch and data recovered from the device reportedly showed she was walking comfortably for around an hour, when Dabate claimed she was killed by a camouflage-wearing thief.
Dabbett took a stand in Rockville Superior Court in Vernon, Connecticut, claiming that he had left for work on December 23, but had forgotten his laptop and turned to retrieve it. When he reached home, an intruder was found in the house, who shot his wife, tied her to a chair and beat her up with a box cutter.
Prosecutor Matthew Gedansky argued that Dabet killed his wife to avoid divorce after impregnating his mistress.
An equipment expert testified that it is highly unlikely that the data on the tracker will be locked for an hour, shortening Dabet’s timeline.
Following the verdict, a judge increased Dabet’s bond from $1 million to $5 million. He faces at least 25 years in prison if sentenced. The five-week trial came after a two-year delay due to the COVID-19 shutdown.