Data recorded in Apple Watch revealed mystery of the Australian murder case by reporting a burst of heavy activity by the person before the death
Apple Smart Watch is already popular by previous lifesaving incidences. Recently, a murder case in Australia used data obtained from an Apple Watch as key evidence to arrest the criminal. In recent past, Apple Watch saved lives of a 24-year-old woman and her 9-month-old son in Pennsylvania by calling the ambulance through its built-in SOS feature. In recent murder case, Prosecutors used the victim’s Apple Watch heart rate data to highlight fabrication in the case. Myrna Nilsson was murdered in her home in September 2016. According to Daily Mail, it was originally reported by Nilsson’s daughter-in-law, Caroline Nilsson, that the 57-year-old was attacked by a group of men who had forced their way into the property after a road rage incident.
Forensic experts examined the data from the Apple Watch, which was worn by the victim during the murder. It was reported on March 29, 2018, that the home invasion scene was fabricated by the witness. Carmen Matteo, the prosecutor in the case, told court that a burst of heavy activity was spotted, followed by a period of less activity and soon after which the watch stopped recording the heart rate of the woman. This proved that an ambush-type attack took place immediately without any home invasion case. The data was notably narrowed to a seven-minute, which was time span between the attack and death of the victim.
“The prosecution accumulates those timings and the information about energy levels, movement, heart rate, to lead to a conclusion that the deceased must have been attacked at around 6.38 pm and had certainly died by 6.45 pm,” said the prosecutor. The fetched data also reported that Nilsson falsely claimed that her mother-in-law had argued with the attackers for about 20 minutes before her death as the murder happened in a time frame less than seven minutes. On the basis of the evidence emerged from the Apple Watch data, the Australian police arrested Nilsson with murder charges.