On 23 December 2015, emergency services were called to a Connecticut home by the owner, Richard Dabate. Upon arriving they found his wife, Connie, dead due to two gunshot wounds, one which was to the back of the head.
Dabate was found tied to a chair at the crime scene and told police he had been attacked by an intruder who shot his wife upon her arriving home.
In his version of events, Dabate said he put his two children on a bus to school, said goodbye to his wife, and left for work. He then realised he'd forgotten his laptop and returned to the house a short while later, where he found an intruder.
Right at that very moment his wife returned home and although he tried to warn her, the man shot her (using a gun Dabate had purchased two months prior).
However, according to the Fitbit she was wearing, Connie was still alive and walking around for an hour after the time Dabate claims she had died.
They could also see no signs of the intruder and police dogs found no other scent in the house.
Upon further investigation, police found Dabate was having an affair and had impregnated the other woman. He now faces charges of murder, tampering with evidence and making a false statement.
He has pleaded not guilty of all charges and is scheduled to return to court on Friday.
This article first published on Marie Claire.