Laura Silvius reports:
A judge ruled Monday that electronic communications between a cellular telephone belonging to the Rev. Edward Hinds of St. Patrick Church and cell phone towers will be allowed in the trial against Hinds’ accused murderer, Jose Feliciano.
Police requested the communications or “pings” between the phone and towers from Verizon over a 12 hour period between Hinds’ stabbing on Oct. 22, 2009 and his body being found on Oct. 23, 2009 at approximately 8 a.m.
The request was made on Oct. 23, 2009 at approximately 1:46 p.m., after it was determined that Hinds’ cell phone was missing. Police did not obtain a warrant for the pings and other information about incoming and outgoing calls made to and from the phone, appealing to the company directly.
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