Did murder defendant ask Siri where to hide his roommate? No, cops say

It appears that Siri, the automated iPhone assistant, is not a co-conspirator in the killing of an 18-year-old Florida college student.

Pedro Bravo, 20, is standing trial in Gainesville on a charge of murder in the death of Christian Aguilar after a dispute over a woman in September 2012.


The case garnered national attention this week after prosecutors showed a screen grab from the cellphone in court that read: "I need to hide my roommate."

A photo of the evidence was taken by Doug Finger of the Gainesville Sun.

In the same screen grab, Siri responded to the statement with a number of locations, including swamps, reservoirs and dumps.

The Sun reported Wednesday that courtroom testimony indicated that Bravo's phone, an iPhone 4, did not have Siri, and the screen shot was found in a cache of Facebook images on the device.

Bravo's defense argued that its existence did not mean Bravo had posed the question, CBS Miami reported.

Gainesville police took to Twitter on Wednesday to set the viral story straight: "Multiple reports of Bravo asking Siri to hide a roommate are incorrect... GPD Det. Goeckel certainly did not testify to that. #BravoTrial."

As for the advice Siri gave for the original query? She now has a different response: "I used to know the answer to this..."

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