Amazon pushes back on prosecutor request for Alexa smart speaker info

(CNN) — A family's Amazon Echo personal assistant device is at the center of a murder investigation in Arkansas.

Investigators suspect the Echo may have recorded what happened moments before Victor Collins was found drowned in James Bates' hot tub last year.

Bates is the main suspect in the murder, but his attorney says turning over the Echo is an invasion of privacy.

Amazon did hand over Bates' account details but so far, Amazon has declined to give police the voice recordings.

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