Investigators have charged an aged California man with killing his 67-year-old stepdaughter after knowledge from her Fitbit, together with surveillance footage, allegedly linked him to the homicide scene.
Based on police studies obtained by PEOPLE, Anthony Aiello, 90, was detained Sept. 25 on a first-degree homicide cost.
Police allege within the report that Aiello slashed and stabbed Karen Navarra, his 92-year-old spouse’s daughter, on Sept. eight.
Her stays have been present in her San Jose dwelling on Sept. 13 after involved family members known as police to request a welfare examine.
When police arrived, the kitchen knife that had been used to chop her neck and head was discovered protruding from one in every of Navarra’s palms.
The police report on the homicide alleges Aiello instructed investigators he final noticed Navarra on Sept. eight, when he stopped by her dwelling to carry her meals.
He instructed detectives he was inside Navarra’s residence for not more than 15 minutes, the police report signifies.
However police managed to recuperate surveillance footage from the neighborhood that they are saying confirms Aiello’s automotive was parked in Navarra’s driveway for greater than 20 minutes.
In addition they recovered knowledge from Navarra’s Fitbit gadget.
The police report signifies that info confirmed Navarra’s coronary heart fee spiked at round three:20 p.m. on Sept. eight, on the identical time Aiello’s automotive might be seen in her driveway.
The info additionally signifies her coronary heart fee began to gradual, finally stopping at three:28 p.m., in response to the police report.
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Aiello has denied being in Navarra’s dwelling on the time of the homicide and instructed police another person needed to have been in his stepdaughter’s home.
“Through the interview, Aiello was confronted concerning the info from Fitbit and the corresponding surveillance video indicating that his automotive was within the driveway,” reads the police report. “After explaining the talents of the Fitbit to document time, bodily motion and coronary heart fee knowledge,” investigators instructed Aiello that Navarra had died earlier than he left.
Aiello “denied that he was current when she was killed and urged that another person may need been in the home,” the report says.
Aiello is being held with out bail.
He’ll possible be requested to enter a plea throughout his arraignment Thursday.
It was unclear Wednesday if he was being represented by a lawyer who might touch upon his behalf.
Fitbit didn’t reply to PEOPLE’s request for remark.