In a bizarre incident, an Apple Watch came to the rescue of a woman in the United States who was stabbed and buried alive by her husband in Washington on October 16. Miraculously, the woman survived the situation by calling the 911 emergency services hotline number from her Apple. shows, according to The Daily Beast.
The 42-year-old Young Sook An fled the wooded area after several hours in the grave and showed up at a stranger’s doorstep asking for help.
According to media reports. Ms Young’s husband, Chae Kyong An, 53, bound her arms and legs with duct tape before stabbing her in the chest and burying her alive.
It was also reported that the couple were in a divorce battle and the husband wanted to keep his pension money out of his hands.
Police arrested Chae at 8 p.m. (local time) on October 17.
They also identified the grave where Ms. Young had been buried. At the crime scene, they recovered his strands of hair, pieces of duct tape and the broken frame of his Apple Watch.
Chae’s lawyer pleaded in local court that his client suffered from ‘service-related mental health issues’, but Ms Young pleaded with the judge in a letter read aloud in court by a lawyer to keep him locked up saying she feared for her life. Chae remains being held without bond in the Thurston County Jail.
What did the 911 operator say?
According to an affidavid, the 911 operator told police that the woman who dialed 911 looked “gagged” and “couldn’t speak.”
Police located the cellphone tower and went to Ms Young’s home, but could not find her. They did, however, find “signs of disturbance”, the affidavit explains.
Ms Young showed up at a stranger’s house on October 17 and frantically knocked on the door for help.
Citing the affidavid, The Daily Beast reported that when the cops arrived she rushed at them and said, “My husband is trying to kill me.” Help me’.
The victim impact statement
Ms Young, the victim, told police her husband got angry discussing divorce and money when she asked him to leave. As she entered the bedroom to change, his wife Chae repeatedly hit her on the head and threw her to the ground. After that, he taped her and briefly left the room.
That’s when Ms Young dialed 911 with her Apple Watch.
After returning, Chae dragged Ms. Young down the stairs to the floor in front of the garage door.
Ms Young said Chae realized she was wearing an Apple Watch, so he hit her with a hammer and then punched her wrists, the affidavit added. She was then forced into a van and driven to a nearby forest. Chae stabbed her and buried her alive.
Ms Young told police she was ‘in the ground for a few hours’.