Florida man accused of killing former roommate did not ask phone where to hide body
Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story indicated that the accused asked his iPhone where to hide a body. This information turned out to be false. Our story has been updated with new information below.
TORONTO – Police say a 20-year-old Florida man currently on trial for the murder of his former roommate did not ask his phone where to hide the body, as multiple media outlets — including Global News — reported Wednesday.
Pedro Bravo is accused of kidnapping and strangling Christian Aguilar following an argument about Aguilar allegedly dating Bravo’s former girlfriend.
Bravo faces seven charges including first-degree murder, poisoning and mishandling human remains in the death of Aguilar in September 2012.
He told authorities that he and Aguilar got into an argument after buying a Kanye West CD but that he “had beaten his friend, not killed him.”
Aguilar’s remains were discovered in a shallow grave by hunters in a nearby forest. Prosecutors allege that Bravo strangled and dumped Aguilar in the woods.
Reports that evidence presented in court Tuesday showed Bravo had a conversation with Siri on his iPhone on Sept. 20, 2012 and told the phone “I need to hide my roommate” have been debunked by the Gainesville police department.
“Multiple reports of Bravo asking Siri to hide a roommate are incorrect,” the Gainesville police department tweeted Wednesday, noting their detective did not testify about the information in court.
According to WUFT, the misinformation originated from Action News Jax in Jacksonville, Florida and spread from there.
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