“Modern technology makes it so much harder to commit a crime of passion and get away with it,” writes long-time Slashdot reader knaapie, summarizing a story from the Guardian:
A Greek pilot claiming he and his wife were robbed, and his wife strangled by the assailants, has now admitted that he himself killed his wife. Police were already suspicious of him and found evidence from phones and the watch of the deceased that implicated him.
In staging the scene of a crime, the suspect even tied up his own hands and those of his dead wife — and strangled their dog. And he’d insisted on his version of the story for five weeks, according to the Guardian.
A pulse monitor on the watch showed his wife was dead at a time before he claimed the raid had taken place, while a fitness app on his phone proved he was moving around the house at the time he said he had been blindfolded and tied up.
In both cases, the findings conflicted with the timeline of events the professional pilot had previously given. A memory card removed at 1.20am from the security camera of the couple’s home, several hours before 4.30am when he claimed the thieves had broken in, provided further evidence.