Tech Break

Feb 8th 2017

Tech Break 3675

Pacemaker Data Rats Out Arsonist

Data from an Ohio man's pacemaker was used to convict him of arson and insurance fraud.
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An Ohio man has been convicted of arson and insurance fraud after prosecutors used data collected by his pacemaker to determine that his version of events could not have happened. 59-year-old homeowner Ross Compton reported that during the fire, he had escaped through a window with several large possessions. A cardiologist who reviewed the pacemaker data testified that the data did not support Compton's statement. Compton's cat died in the fire.

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