8 Despite the information obtained in the investigation Detective Smith still

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8. Despite the information obtained in the investigation, Detective Smith still believed that there was not enough evidence to warrant arresting Robin. Smith, who had developed a friendly relationship with Robin, expressed concern to Robin that no arrest had been made. 9. Detective Smith suggested to Robin that in a further effort to assist the investigation, perhaps Robin would agree to undergo a polygraph examination to definitively rule Robin out as a suspect. While initially hesitant, Robin agreed, in part, because Detective Smith explained that once Robin was ruled out as a suspect, Robin would be allowed to provide additional assistance to the DCSD. 10. Detective Smith arranged for the polygraph examination to be conducted by the New York State Police because the DCSD did not have a polygraph examiner on staff. Detective Smith arranged for Robin to be transported to the New York State Police barracks in the Town of Wilmington for the polygraph examination. Kelly Connolly, Robin's half-sibling, accompanied Robin because their mother was at work. Robin’s mother did not know that Robin had agreed to a polygraph examination.
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2016-2017 Mock Trial Case Final Version with 2/7/2017 edits 52 11. In response to questions from the polygraph examiner, Sam Perkins, Robin denied any involvement in the December 17 robbery and attempted murder of the convenience store owner. During the polygraph examination, Robin reportedly made incriminating statements to the polygraph examiner by providing details as to how the crime was committed, including how the perpetrator could have avoided detection by the store's security system. During the polygraph examination, Robin became quite emotional and began sobbing uncontrollably. Robin apologized for any trouble Robin may have caused, including the injuries sustained by the owner of the convenience store. Detective Smith, who observed the polygraph examination and questioning by the polygraph examiner in an adjoining room, entered the polygraph examination room after Robin began crying. Detective Smith comforted Robin and told Robin that “everything would be okay.” Robin again apologized for any trouble that Robin may have caused. Kelly also observed Robin cryin g and repeatedly saying, “I'm sorry, I'm sorry.” 12. Detective Smith placed Robin under arrest for the crimes relating to the December 17 convenience store robbery. After the matter was presented to the grand jury, Robin was indicted and subsequently convicted by a jury in Dover County. 13. Immediately after Robin’s arrest, through trial including sentencing and appeals, Robin maintained innocence. Robin reiterated having nothing to do with the robbery, and purported to have been in the Village of Briarcliff when the robbery occurred. Robin appealed the conviction to the Appellate Division, where the judgment of conviction was affirmed. An application for leave to appeal to the New York Court of Appeals was denied.
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