Partner punished to 65 years in Fitbit murder instance A Connecticut male has been punished to 65 years in prison for the murder of his other half in 2015 and after district attorneys claim he gave declarations to police that conflicted with data on her Fitbit ROCKVILLE, Conn.-- A Connecticut man was sentenced Thursday to 65 years in prison for the 2015 murder of his better half, who district attorneys claim was using a Fitbit workout activity tracker with information that contradicted his statements to police. raising my husband is exhausting shirt Richard Dabate, 46, of Ellington, was founded guilty by a jury in May of murder and various other fees. He preserves his virtue as well as means to appeal the decisions, his attorney, Trent LaLima, claimed after the hearing at Rockville Superior Court. The deadly capturing of Connie Dabate, 39, at the couple's residence two days before Xmas in 2015 while their 2 young boys remained in college drew national interest, with the unusual Fitbit evidence as well as information of Richard Dabate's event with a lady that was expectant at the time of the murder and later brought to life their kid. The sentencing hearing included psychological statement by Connie Dabate's loved ones. "It enables us to get a little bit of closure, despite the fact that it won't bring Connie back. As a family, we can move on," Connie Dabate's bro, Keith Margotta, claimed outside the courthouse after the sentencing. Dabate informed police a masked man burglarized their residence, eliminated his other half and connected him up. Cops located him with surface blade wounds, with one arm as well as one leg zip-tied to a folding chair. State police said Dabate gave them a timeline of occasions that conflicted with information on his partner's Fitbit, which revealed she was moving for concerning an hour after the moment Dabate claimed she was shot. There were additionally no signs of a struggle in the house, state police said. In his closing disagreements, district attorney Matthew Gedansky claimed Dabate hatched out a plan to eliminate his other half and also phase a home invasion as his life was about to decipher as a result of the event with the other woman and also her pregnancy. LaLima has questioned the integrity of Fitbit information. He additionally stated Dabate's variation of the occasions was reinforced by unidentified DNA located in the residence and also a witness that claimed she might have seen an unidentified person or deer in the neighborhood on the day of the killing. Greater than 100 people indicated throughout the five-week test.