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Garmin data helps close murder case

Mark Fellows was convicted of murder on Wednesday evening, and his Garmin GPS data helped closed the case

A British runner, cyclist and hitman was found guilty on two counts of murder on Wednesday evening. Mark Fellows was found guilty of killing two organized crime participants Paul Massey and John Kinsella. Fellows was convicted in a Liverpool court. Massey and Kinsella were reportedly lifetime criminals. 

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A picture from the 2015 Great Manchester 10K is what helped close Fellows’ case. When detectives saw a Garmin GPS watch strapped to Fellows’ wrist during the race, they got access to the watch’s data. Bicycling.com reports, “They found that he plotted these murders with the attention and precision of any serious athlete. Accordingly, Fellows recorded his recon missions on his Garmin, stalking his first murder victim from atop his bike.” The Manchester 10K is host to thousands of runners and the 2018 race saw elites Mo Farah and Tirunesh Dibaba take the win.

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Fellows’ GPS watch reportedly showed the runner travelling on his eventual escape route a few months before the murder of Massey in 2015. According to The Liverpool Echo, Fellows recorded an activity starting near his own home and traveling to Massey’s. 

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Three years later, Kinsella was killed. Fellows also rode a bicycle the day he killed Kinsella. Fellows was found guilty following an eight week trial. He has reportedly been sentenced to life.