Police have obtained a search warrant for any recordings that occurred on multiple Alexa-enabled devices found in an apartment where a death occurred. As reported by TechSpot, police are hoping the recordings obtained during the timeframe of the incident will provide assistance in determining accidental death versus murder.
The 32 year old victim, Silvia Galva, was impaled with a 12-inch blade after an altercation with her boyfriend Reechard Crespo. Mr. Crespo claims the death happened as a result of him trying to drag Ms. Galva off his bed, and Galva grabbing a spear with a 12 inch blade attempting to stop herself from being pulled. He says the spear broke and impaled her chest. Crespo claims he pulled the blade out in an attempt to save her life but Galva died from the injuries.
This is not the first time police have requested data from Amazon’s Echo device in order to assist in a murder investigation. Amazon has stated their devices do not record unless they hear the work word “Alexa.” While chances are slim, the device may hold recordings vital to solving the case.
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