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He is sane your Honor - Submitted by Asher Vandenburg - San Antonio TX. See Asher's listing on polygraphplace.com to inquire about his services

This is an account of an unusual and very different use of a recording device we have come to know as a polygraph instrument.

The story begins in December 1980 when a call was received in the polygraph office of the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Department. The caller was Dr. Charles E. Cook, Coroner for the parish. It seems that a matter was before the Sanity Commission and the Court. As a polygraph examiner for the tenth and eleventh judicial courts I was asked if a polygraph instrument could show if a man could tell the difference between truth and fiction. I stated yes, it could. I was then informed that the judge of the tenth judicial court had ordered that a man who was claiming legal insanity and unable to assist his attorney with his defense, submit to a polygraph examination. All three doctors agreed that the polygraph test would help them with their decision in this case. The polygraph results showed that the subject could tell the truth from fiction and was thus sane enough to assist his attorney. The sanity commission agreed with the polygraph results and the man was tried and found guilty of murder.

This case was appealed all the way to the Louisiana State Supreme Court where the right of a District Judge to order a man to submit to a polygraph examination in the case of legal insanity was lawful. The court also accepted the credentials of this polygraph examiner and the results of the examination. The District Court, the sanity commission and I was pleased with the Louisiana Supreme Court ruling and all felt that a new level for polygraph has been reached.

He is sane your Honor - Submitted by Asher Vandenburg - San Antonio TX. See Asher's listing on polygraphplace.com to inquire about his services

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