VERNON, Conn. – A Connecticut man was convicted Tuesday of murder in the 2015 killing of his wife – a case built partly on evidence from her Fitbit exercise activity tracker.

A jury in Rockville Superior Court found Richard Dabate guilty of all three charges – murder, tampering with evidence and making a false statement to authorities – following a five-week trial and on the second day of deliberations. The murder charge carries up to 60 years in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 16.

Dabate maintained his innocence and testified that a large masked man with a voice like actor Vin Diesel and dressed in camouflage shot his wife, Connie Dabate, and tied him up at the couple's Ellington home in December 2015.

Police said information on Connie Dabate's Fitbit contradicted her husband's story and showed she was moving around an hour after he said she was killed.

Trump pick victorious in West Virginia

In an early victory for a Donald Trump-endorsed candidate at the start of midterm season, Rep. Alex Mooney on Tuesday beat fellow incumbent Rep. David McKinley in West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District Republican primary.

McKinley was sharply criticized by former President Trump when he broke with his party as one of 13 Republicans to vote with the Democrats to support President Joe Biden's $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill.

TSA boosts screeners at busy airports

The chief of the Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday that his agency has quadrupled the number of employees who could bolster screening operations at airports that become too crowded this summer.

TSA Administrator David Pekoske said nearly 1,000 employees have volunteered to be sent to other airports if needed.

Rappers charged with racketeering

Atlanta rapper Young Thug co-founded a violent street gang that committed multiple murders, shootings and carjackings over a decade and promoted its activities in songs and on social media, prosecutors allege in a sprawling indictment that charges him, rapper Gunna and 26 others with racketeering.

The 88-page indictment filed Monday in Georgia's Fulton County quotes lyrics from multiple music videos as evidence and accuses alleged gang members of committing violent crimes to collect money for the gang, promote its reputation and enhance its power and territory.

No charges for Tyson plane punch

Authorities will not file criminal charges against former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson after he was recorded on video punching a fellow first-class passenger aboard a plane at San Francisco International Airport last month, prosecutors announced Tuesday.

The San Mateo County District Attorney's Office said it has closed the case and decided against pursuing charges based on “the circumstances surrounding the confrontation.”

Star chef acquitted on assault charge

Mario Batali was found not guilty of indecent assault and battery on Tuesday, following a swift trial in which the celebrity chef waived his right to have a jury decide his fate in a criminal case that arose from the global #MeToo movement against sexual abuse and harassment.

In delivering the verdict, Boston Municipal Court Judge James Stanton agreed with the 61-year-old former Food Network personality's lawyers that the accuser had credibility issues.