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Authorities in Florida are pouring over audio recordings from a couple' s Amazon Echo Dot devices as they continue to investigate a bizarre death. Detectives are hoping to find audio from July 12, the night Silvia Galva was killed in Hallandale when the blade of a spear pierced her chest after a
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Authorities in Florida are pouring over audio recordings from a couple's Amazon Echo Dot devices as they continue to investigate a bizarre death.
Detectives are hoping to find audio from July 12, the night Silvia Galva was killed in Hallandale when the blade of a spear pierced her chest after a fight with her boyfriend, Adam Crespo.
Crespo has been charged in her slaying. © Broward County Sheriff's Office Adam Crespo of Hallandale, Florida, has been charged with second-degree murder in the bizarre stabbing death of girlfriend Silvia Galva.
Christopher O'Toole, an attorney for Crespo, told ABC News that he was "looking forward to the recordings" because he believes they will reveal the truth around Galva's death.
How Amazon’s new Echos compare to other smart speakers
Amazon vs. Apple vs. Google vs. SonosIf you want the best Echo speaker for music, the $199.99 Echo Studio is the one Amazon wants you to buy. It’s got five drivers — a 1-inch tweeter, three 2-inch midrange speakers, and a 5.25-inch woofer — which should be able to show off Amazon Music HD, Amazon’s new music streaming tier that offers lossless streaming. It also supports “3D audio” for the few tracks that support it, utilizing formats like Dolby Atmos and Sony 360 Reality Audio. New to the Echo lineup (but not Amazon’s competitors) is the Echo Studio’s ability to automatically tune its output for the room it’s in.
Silvia Galva, 32, was killed by a spear to the chest during a fight with Adam Reechard Crespo Police investigating the mysterious death have obtained a warrant for any audio recordings from two "If the truth comes out, it could help us." The Amazon devices don’t start recording until a user says a wake
Audio from two Amazon Echo devices is handed over to police as they investigate death of Florida woman impaled by a spear during fight with husband - because Investigators believe the devices may have captured audio of the fatal encounter and what may have occurred in the lead up to it.
"I ordinarily I wouldn't want these recordings -- I would jump up and down and object because I think it's an invasion of privacy," O'Toole said. "I think the truth is: My client did nothing wrong."
According to a July police report, Galva and Crespo were arguing when he tried to pull her off the bed, which had a 5-foot spear at the corners with a double-sided metal blade.
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The serial killer in his mug shot, when he was arrested on suspicion of car theft, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Dec. 12, 1984. He was eventually captured in August 1985 and was convicted of 13 counts of murder, five attempted murders, 11 sexual assaults and 14 burglaries. He died of lymphoma on June 7, 2013, aged 53.
Amazon dips its toes in the smart glasses industry
Following in the footsteps of Google, Snap Inc., and North, Amazon announced on Wednesday the launch of an Alexa-equipped set of smart glasses: The Echo Frames. Among the slew of Echo product reveals and updates announced at Amazon's hardware event in Seattle Wednesday, the company introduced the world to its first set of intelligent glasses launching with a surprisingly wallet-friendly price tag of $180.The Echo Frames were designed for all-day use; they're lightweight and can be fitted with prescription lenses like North's Focals.
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Recordings made on an Amazon Echo or similar device using Alexa may provide insight in the investigation into the death of 32-year-old Silvia Galva Crespo, who was impaled by a spear during Hallandale Beach police, who are leading the investigation , requested access to audio recordings
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In 2003, Mitchell and his wife Wanda Barzee were taken into custody in conjunction with the kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart, who was found alive with them, nine months after being kidnapped. While Mitchell was sentenced to two life sentences in 2011, Barzee was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison. Upon her release, she was sentenced to another 15 years in state prison. However, she was released in September 2018 and put on federal supervision for five years.
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Amazon's Alexa may have witnessed alleged Florida murder, authorities say
Adam Reechard Crespo is charged with murder in connection to the July death of his girlfriend, Silvia Galva, in Hallandale Beach.Adam Reechard Crespo, 43, is charged with murder in connection to the July death of Silvia Galva, who died after suffering a stab wound to the chest.
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"As the defendant was pulling the victim off the bed, the victim grabbed on the wooden shaft of the spear," the police report said. "The defendant continued to pull the victim from the bed and turned away from the victim. While he was still pulling … he heard a snap. The defendant turned around and discovered shortly after that the blade had penetrated victim's chest. The defendant pulled the blade out of the victim's chest 'hoping it was not too bad.'"
Crespo then told another person in the house to call 9-1-1 and tried to apply pressure on the wound, but Galva died.
Police alleged that Crespo's actions caused her death.
"Based on the information received, the actions of the defendant caused the victim to grab the spear to keep herself on the bed. The force used by the defendant to remove the victim caused the shaft to break and in an unknown way caused the blade to pierce the victim, which caused the loss of life," the police report said.
Crespo was charged with second-degree murder. He's out on bail.
Hallandale police confirmed that Amazon had turned over the devices.
"Amazon does not disclose customer information in response to government demands unless we're required to do so to comply with a legally valid and binding order," the company said.
Amazon said audio is not streamed to the Cloud or recorded unless it detects a wake word -- "Alexa," "computer," "Amazon" -- and once a recording is deleted, it cannot be recovered.
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