I’ll be the first person to admit that I’ve tried to use Siri to do some stupid things. I’ve asker her to tell me jokes, if she’s single, what her favorite music is, what the answer to certain math problems are – heck, I even asked her to marry me once to see what kind of a comeback she’d answer with. I have too much time on my hands sometimes. But you know something I’ve never asked Siri? I’ve never once asked her where to hide someone’s body. Nope. Not even close. Hopefully none of you reading this have ever asked that question either.
But Pedro Bravo, a 20-year-old man from Florida who is currently on trial for the murder of his friend and roommate allegedly did just that. In fact, it seems evidence from his smartphone is starting to mount against him. His roommate, Christian Aguilar, went missing on 9/28/12, and his body wasn’t located until it was found in a shallow grave several weeks after he was killed. Sometime before he was killed, though, evidence was found on Bravo’s phone which showed him telling Siri: “I need to hide my roommate.” Siri allegedly responded in classic Siri tone.
Siri allegedly responded with the above image: “What kind of place are you looking for: swamps, reservoirs, metal foundries, dumps?” Prosecutors also have shown that Bravo used the flashlight app on his phone several times between 11:31 PM and 12:01 AM on the night his “friend” disappeared, and that the phone’s location data does not match where he said he was at the time.
What do you think? Does it surprise you that people are turning to digital assistants like Siri to help them commit murders? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
[Image via Independent]