In a case dubbed “the Fitbit murder,” a Connecticut man was sentenced Thursday to 65 years in prison for the 2015 fatal shooting of his wife in their home.
During his trial, Richard Dabate concocted a story that two days before Christmas, a masked intruder broke into his home, killed his wife, Connie Dabate, and tied him up, the Associated Press reported.
According to the news outlet, law enforcement said the timeline Dabate gave them did not match Connie Dabate’s Fitbit data, which showed she was moving about an hour after she was allegedly shot .
Police also added that the news outlet did not report any signs of a struggle inside the residence.
According to the Associated Press, prosecutors said Richard Dabate chose to kill his wife because details of his affair with another woman who became pregnant at the time of the killing were about to come out.
The 46-year-old was convicted in May by a jury, the Associated Press reported.
The news outlet reported that Debate plans to appeal, claiming he is innocent and saying someone else killed his wife.