Siri is a lot of things to a lot of people, but we don’t think we’ve ever seen it as a potential accomplice to murder before. 9to5Mac has a nice roundup of news surrounding the trial of a Florida man whom prosecutors are alleging murdered his roommate and then asked Siri for some advice on how to dump the corpse.
In court on Tuesday, prosecutors presented some fresh new evidence in the trial surrounding the alleged 2012 murder of University of Florida student Christian Aguilar by his roommate Pedro Bravo. As part of their case, prosecutors revealed that Bravo turned on Siri and told the personal assistant that “I need to hide my roommate.”
As has been shown in earlier easter eggs, Siri then came back with the following response: “What kind of place are you looking for? Swamps. Reservoirs. Metal foundries. Dumps.”
9to5Mac says that Apple has seemingly removed this response and now when you ask Siri for help hiding a body, the digital assistant only responds by saying, “What, again?” It seems that Apple engineers had put the original “advice” in as a joke because they figured, hey, no one would really be stupid enough to ask Siri for advice on where to dump someone’s corpse. Sadly, it appears they were mistaken.
UPDATE: Florida’s WUFT is disputing the factual accuracy of this story and it seems they have some pretty solid sources on their side, including the detective on the case who says he never told the jury that Bravo asked Siri where to stash Aguilar’s body:
Following a story posted by WPXI and other Cox Media affiliates, many national andinternational media outlets are running with a story that Bravo, who is accused ofkilling Christian Aguilar, asked Siri where to stash his “roomate’s” body.
Two things are wrong with that narrative: according to Gainesville Police, and our reporters in the courtroom, Detective Goeckel never testified that Bravo performed that Siri search, and Aguilar and Bravo were not roomates.