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Data from Apple Watch became the main evidence of charges in the murder case in Australia

The pulse recorded by the “smart” clock helped the policemen to open the case.

In September 2016, 57-year-old Adelaide resident Myrna Nilsson (Myrna Nilsson) was killed in her own house. Her sister-in-law Caroline Nilsson told the police that a group of men attacked the woman after the incident on the road. She claimed that they traced Mirna to the house, broke in, tied up and killed her.

However, on March 29, 2018, the police arrested Caroline Nilsson for murder. The main evidence pointing to her fault was the “smart” watch Apple Watch, which tracked the victim’s activity during the murder.

The heart rate and load times did not match Caroline’s testimony, which claimed that the attackers were arguing with her mother-in-law for 20 minutes. According to the girl, the woman used the phone until 7:13 pm.

The heartbeat data of the victim showed first a peak load, then a smaller one, and then a heart failure. Forensic experts believe that this corresponds to the type of “ambush”, when the victim was waiting. In addition, according to information from the clock, the murder occurred in the interval of just seven minutes from 6:38 to 6:45 pm.

Prosecutors said that the girl invented the story and arranged an attack in the house. Thus, data from the Apple Watch victim became the main evidence in the murder case.

Before that the police could not prove the guilt of Caroline and considered her just a suspect, but after the appearance of the data of the heart rhythm of her mother-in-law, the court was able to accuse the girl of murder. Caroline’s lawyer stated that she would reject all charges during the next trial on June 13.

A similar situation occurred in 2015. Then, after several years of investigating the murder of an American woman, the Fitbit fitness bracelet became the key evidence. They helped to assemble the police evidence of her husband’s guilt.

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