Spouse sentenced to 65 years in Fitbit murder situation A Connecticut male has actually been punished to 65 years behind bars for the murder of his partner in 2015 as well as after district attorneys say he offered declarations to cops that contravened information on her Fitbit ROCKVILLE, Conn.-- A Connecticut male was sentenced Thursday to 65 years behind bars for the 2015 murder of his wife, that prosecutors state was using a Fitbit exercise activity tracker with information that negated his declarations to police. raising my husband is exhausting shirt Richard Dabate, 46, of Ellington, was convicted by a jury in Might of murder and also various other fees. He keeps his virtue and also means to appeal the verdicts, his lawyer, Trent LaLima, stated after the hearing at Rockville Superior Court. The fatal shooting of Connie Dabate, 39, at the couple's residence two days prior to Christmas in 2015 while their two young children remained in college drew nationwide focus, with the uncommon Fitbit evidence as well as details of Richard Dabate's affair with a lady that was expecting at the time of the murder and also later gave birth to their child. The sentencing hearing included psychological statement by Connie Dabate's loved ones. "It enables us to obtain a bit of closure, although it won't bring Connie back. As a household, we can move forward," Connie Dabate's brother, Keith Margotta, claimed outside the court house after the sentencing. Dabate informed cops a masked man broke into their home, killed his other half and also connected him up. Cops discovered him with surface blade wounds, with one arm as well as one leg zip-tied to a folding chair. State police stated Dabate provided a timeline of occasions that conflicted with data on his better half's Fitbit, which showed she was walking around for concerning a hr after the time Dabate stated she was fired. There were also no signs of a struggle in your house, state police claimed. In his closing disagreements, district attorney Matthew Gedansky stated Dabate hatched a strategy to kill his partner and phase a home intrusion as his life was about to untangle due to the event with the other woman and her maternity. LaLima has doubted the dependability of Fitbit data. He additionally said Dabate's variation of the events was reinforced by unidentified DNA discovered in the home as well as a witness that said she might have seen an unidentified person or deer in your area on the day of the murder. More than 100 people affirmed throughout the five-week trial.