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Heart monitoring information from an Apple Watch is being used as proof in a murder trial in Australia.

Caroline Nilsson was accuseded of the murder of her mother-in-law, Myrna Nilsson, 57, at their residence in September 2016. Nilsson had been located in the streets by her next-door neighbors, with her hands and face bound with tape.

At the moment, Caroline Nilsson informed cops that her mother-in-law had actually been struck by a group of men adhering to a road rage case. Yet her story didn’t align with the information the prosecution picked up from the victim’s Apple Watch.

Forensic detectives, using the watch’s heart rate information, were able to tighten the minute Myrna Nilsson was struck to the minute she passed away in a seven-minute window.

The prosecutor, Carmen Matteo, told the court that the watch’s data showed a high ruptured of heavy activity– consistent with someone being struck– to a period of slow task, which was likely when Myrna Nilsson lost consciousness. The watch quit videotaping the heart price soon after.

” The prosecution accumulates those timings and also the details regarding power degrees, activity, heart rate, to result in a verdict that the dead must have been struck at around 6:38 p.m. as well as had actually absolutely passed away by 6:45 p.m.,” Matteo claimed, according to

She included that if the timings were approved as accurate, Caroline Nilsson’s tale that her mother-in-law had said with her aggressors for over 20 mins does not stand up. The trial go back to court June 13.