12 A few weeks later Detective Smith asked if I would be willing to undergo a

12 a few weeks later detective smith asked if i would

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12. A few weeks later Detective Smith asked if I would be willing to undergo a polygraph examination. From watching police shows, I knew that the polygraph or lie detector is not admissible in court. Detective Smith explained that the polygraph examination would further rule me out as a suspect. When I mentioned that the Detective had said the same thing about the DNA test, Detective Smith told me that if I wanted to assist in the investigation, it was necessary that I take the polygraph examination. I understood that if I did not take the polygraph examination I could no longer help Detective Smith with the investigation. Because I wanted to help in any way I could, I agreed to the polygraph examination. I did not tell my mother about this development. 13. On the day of the polygraph examination, Kelly and I went to DCSD headquarters. We were met by Detective Smith, who told us that we would be driven to a nearby New York State
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2016-2017 Mock Trial Case Final Version with 2/7/2017 edits 62 Police barracks where the polygraph examination would be administered. Detective Smith and another officer from the DCSD drove Kelly and me to the police barracks. 14. At the barracks we were met by the polygraph examiner, Sam Perkins. Perkins explained the purpose of the polygraph examination and how the test would be administered. I was told that I would be in a room with Perkins, and that Perkins would ask me a series of questions to which I was supposed to respond. I was asked to review and sign some forms, which I did. I told Perkins that I was doing this to help the police so that I could continue to help with the investigation. I also told Perkins that I had no involvement in the December 17 robbery. 15. I now understand that Kelly and Detective Smith were watching and listening to the polygraph examination from another room. In the polygraph examination room, I was hooked up to a machine and then the polygraph examiner, Sam Perkins, began questioning me. As the questioning proceeded, I became very nervous and stressed out. Other than three cups of coffee, I had nothing to eat that day prior to the examination. Perkins asked me about the December 17 robbery and injuries sustained by the convenience store owner. Perkins also asked me if I had any idea how the robbers had gotten into the convenience store. Since I thought that Perkins was just asking for my opinion, I may have said something about avoiding the security system. As the questioning continued, I began to cry and told Perkins that I was sorry about what had happened to the convenience store owner. I became more and more stressed out and began sobbing uncontrollably. While I repeatedly said to Perkins that I was sorry for what had happened, I never said I was involved with the robbery or the shooting of the convenience store owner. I do not recall Perkins saying that I was a liar. At some point during the polygraph examination, Detective Smith entered the room to comfort me. The Detective told me that everything would be okay as long as I told the truth and that I would be able to go home to my mom and Kelly. I kept repeating that I was sorry for what
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