Wrongful death lawsuit filed in Fitbit murder case

VERNON, Conn. – The sister of a woman fatally shot in her Connecticut house in 2015, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the victim of the man.

The Journal Inquirer reports the lawsuit was filed on Nov. 22 by Marliese Shaw against Richard Dabate Jr. and wants unspecified damages. Dabate was charged in April with his wife’s murder.

Richard Dabate told investigators a masked man shot and killed Connie Dabate and bound him in Ellington.

But police say evidence, including the information from his wife Fitbit tracker activity, in contradiction to his story, and let them move around an hour after he said that she was murdered.

Shaw is the executor of her sister’s estate has asked a probate court order that Richard Debate back more than $70,000 of his wife in the estate after they died.

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