Apple watch was launched in the recent years and was marketed as a ‘smart watch’ that is capable of tracking movements and heart rate of the person wearing it. It is one of the latest gadgets that have become popular in the use of technology in the recent years.
Australia police has gathered evidence from a latest gadget in a murder trial for a grandmother, Myrna Nilsson
Myrna Nilsson was wearing an Apple Watch on the day she was murdered in 2016. Her daughter-in-law Caroline Nilsson is accused of staging an ambush, after claiming she was tied up by a group of men who entered the house.
However, police found data from Myrna’s Apple Watch that suggests that she was ambushed as she arrived home, and died hours earlier than Ms. Nilsson claims.
What exactly happened
One of the neighbor called the police when Ms. Nilsson had emerged from the house looking distressed after 22:00. Ms. Nilsson claims that the attackers had tied her up. She said that she had made her way out of the house as soon as they had left.
However, prosecutor Carmen Matteo said that the evidence from the victim’s smart watch suggested Ms. Nilsson had staged the home invasion.
If this evidence is accepted, it surely contradicts the accused’s version of an argument occurring between the deceased and these men outside the laundry for a period of up to 20 minutes.
Ms. Nilsson was last seen from the house after 10:00pm and if the Apple Watch evidence is accepted, that is over three hours after the deceased had been attacked.
“The evidence from the Apple iWatch is a foundational piece of evidence for demonstrating the falsity of the defendant’s account to police,” said Ms Matteo.
“A watch of this type… contains sensors capable of tracking the movement and rate of movement of the person wearing it… it also measures the heart rate.”
The trial will continue in June.