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State v. Alexander
Citation:364 P.3d 458 (2015)
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In preparation for trial, Alexander’s defense attorney hired an expert, Dr. David C. Raskin, to administer a polygraph examination to him. Based on the results of this examination, Dr. Raskin is prepared to testify that there is a high likelihood that Alexander was being truthful when, during the exam, he denied committing the acts of abuse. While Alexander’s case was being litigated, a similar argument for the admission of polygraph evidence was being offered in another criminal case. Following the hearing, the two superior court judges issued a joint decision in which they held that control question polygraph evidence met the Daubert test, and that the defendants were conditionally entitled to introduce evidence of their polygraph results. The State and both defendants appealed.
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