According tomedia reports, online video doorbells are everywhere, and the police are using them to catch criminals, whether you like them or not. Some Americans see it as a violation of the Fourth Amendment rights of its citizens, while others see it as a good tool to catch bad people. In one recent case, the doorbell recorded a confession of a murder suspect. A video similar to Amazon Ring captured the guilty plea of a murderer, according to Texas authorities.
Former college football player Michael Egwuagu was arrested on Friday on suspicion of stabbing his sister to death. An autopsy revealed that 32-year-old Jennifer Chima Ebichi, who had been stabbed multiple times before her death, was three months pregnant at the time of her death.
Fox News reported that the former University of Texas San Antonio football player was caught on a doorbell camera leaving his sister’s house shortly after the murder and said, “I killed Jennifer.”
Neighbours said they heard someone screaming and shouting at Jennifer’s house. Witnesses also told KEYE-TV that Egwuagu was smiling as he left the house with a bloody kitchen knife.
Police later revealed that the first responders who arrived tried unsuccessfully to save Ebichi and his unborn child.
Earlier this year, Amazon’s Ring became the focus of a privacy controversy after news broke that the company’s policy allowed police to obtain video footage of the device when requested. Privacy advocates, including the American Civil Liberties Union, have said the action violates the Fourth Amendment. Amazon itself has revealed that it currently has video-sharing partnerships with more than 400 U.S. law enforcement agencies.