Amazon Echo & the Hot Tub Murder

Ecclesiastes 10:20

Article By: Tom Dotan and Reed Albergott

Art by Matt Vascellaro.

Be careful what you say around your Amazon Echo. Your words may be recorded & used against you in court.

In what may be the 1st case of its kind, police investigating a murder in Bentonville, Arkansas, issued a warrant to to turn over audio & other records from an Echo. The device in question belongs to James Andrew Bates, who was charged earlier this year with 1st-degree murder. The victim, Victor Collins, was found dead in Mr. Bates’ hot tub 1 Sunday morning in November of last year.

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