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Police in Broward County obtain Amazon Alexa recordings in death case

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Posted at 8:29 AM, Nov 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-01 08:29:24-04

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police in Hallandale Beach think there may have been a witness to a homicide and are trying to get "her" to talk.

Officials say the Amazon Echo or a device similar to it was in a South Florida home where a woman was slain in July.

The Sun Sentinel reports that the device, nicknamed "Alexa" after its wake word, might have heard and recorded more than a shopping order in the house of Silvia Galva and her boyfriend, Adam Reechard Crespo. She died after a spear impaled her chest.

He's charged with first-degree murder and is out on a $65,000 bond.

Officials say Amazon turned over multiple recordings, but neither the company, police, nor the State Attorney's Office will say what was on them.