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Husband charged with wife's murder after Fitbit contradicts his version of events

Connie Dabate’s Fitbit was logging steps after the time her husband told police she was killed.

Richard Dabate, centre, with lawyers Hubie Santos, left, and Trent LaLima
Richard Dabate, centre, with lawyers Hubie Santos, left, and Trent LaLima
Image: Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant via AP

POLICE IN CONNECTICUT have cited Fitbit records in an arrest warrant for a 40-year-old man charged with killing his wife in 2015.

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

Authorities say Dabate (40) told them a masked man entered their home, shot his wife and tied him up before he burned the intruder with a torch.

The New York Daily News has published the arrest warrant in which Connecticut State Police wrote that Connie Dabate’s Fitbit was logging steps after the time her husband told them she was killed.

Dabate’s bail was set at $1 million (about €915,000) last week. He maintains his innocence.

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