5. Help From Facebook And A Fitbit
Richard told investigators that Connie had been killed around 9 a.m., which investigators soon disproved with the help of technology. She’d accessed her Facebook accounts forty minutes after this time and her Fitbit actually recorded movements around 10 a.m. This certainly didn’t line up with her husband’s claims.
4. A Mean And Money Hungry Husband
One reason why Connie sought divorce was her husband’s draining of money from “accounts that don’t belong to him.” She swore at him in the last text she ever sent him, and just five days after her death, Richard unsuccessfully tried to cash in her $475,000 life insurance policy.
3. Lawyer Claims That His Client Will Be Vindicated
Police also interviewed the woman with whom Richard was having an affair. She told investigators that the pregnancy was unexpected and that Connie was not aware of it. Of course, Dabate’s lawyer Hubert Santos told reporters that his client is “innocent of these charges” and that he “looks forward to being vindicated after a trial.”
2. He Posted A Million Dollar Bond
A resident of the neighborhood told reporters that members of the community had agreed to not speak out about the incident out of respect for the family. With his arrest, Dabate was charged with felony murder and other crimes, including tampering with evidence and providing a false statement. He’s posted a $1 million bond.
1. Dabate’s Next Court Date Is April 28
Richard is currently out on bail and his next court date is scheduled for April 28. His story has been proven patently false, after all—even police dogs were unable to find the scent of another person on his property after the murder. Authorities believe that they’re armed with enough evidence to provide probable cause.