US Police ask Amazon to release audio recordings from smart house where murder took place

US Police ask Amazon to release audio recordings from smart house where murder took place

Police investigating a US murder are trying to force Amazon to reveal whether clues were overheard by the suspect's Echo device.

Victor Collins was found dead in a friend's hot-tub in Arkansas last month.

His alleged killer had one of Amazon's smart speakers at his home - which stores audio recordings on the company's servers.

So far the firm has refused to hand it over.

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