A family’s Amazon Echo Personal Assistant device is at the center of a murder investigation in Arkansas.
The device is marketed as always being on and that’s exactly why police want it. Investigators suspect the Echo may have recorded what happened moments before Victor Collins was found drowned in James Bates’ hot tub last year.
Bates is the main suspect in the murder but his attorney says turning over the Echo is an invasion of privacy.
Amazon did hand over Bates’ account details but so far, has declined to give police the voice recordings.