iPhone health app data used to uncover a murder plot in the UK

On 14 May 2018, the husband of the victim, a pharmacist living in Linthorpe in Middlesbrough, subdued his wife with insulin injection before straggling her. He then ransacked the house to make it appear as a burglary. The data recorded by the health app on the murder’s phone, showed him racing around the house as he staged the burglary, running up and down the stairs. The victim’s app showed that she remained still after her death apart from a movement of 14 paces when her husband moved her body outside to make it look as though the burglar left it there. Prosecutors said his motivation had been to flee to Australia to be with his lover and start a new family. He also stood to inherit a £2m life insurance policy.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/dec/05/uk-pharmacist-mitesh-patel-jailed-for-30-years-wife-jessica-murder-premeditated?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Author: Nazia Parveen Publication: The Guardian