Our wearables contain a lot of information about ourselves that sometimes we might forget it possesses. This could have been what led to the downfall of mob hitman Mark “Iceman” Fellows, who was found guilty by a jury at the Liverpool Crown Court for killing two rival gangsters.
These murders were committed several years ago and the police had actually suspected Fellows for his involvement. During the course of their investigation, they discovered that Fellows was wearable a fitness tracker – the Garmin Forerunner – during the 2015 Great Manchester 10K marathon which took place two months before the first murder.
The police then managed to locate the device in Fellows’ house, checked the GPS data, and found that he had plotted these murders with incredible precision and planning. Based on the feedback and help from an expert in satellite-based radio navigation, James Last, it found that the device had actually recorded a 35 minute activity starting from Fellows’ neighborhood to a field near the home of his first victim.
The judge presiding over the case has since sentenced Fellows to life in prison. This is actually not the first time we’ve heard of smartwatches and other tech gadgets solve crime. Previously it was reported that it was believed that Amazon’s Alexa could be evidence in another murder case where it might have recorded what actually happened.