Panel Says Testimony Allowed Cross-Examination On Polygraph Test In Sex Abuse Case
(December 30, 2015, 10:32 AM EST) -- DENVER — Because a man “opened the door to evidence” regarding his polygraph examination by claiming that his confession was coerced, the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Dec. 29 that the trial court can allow limited examination about the facts surrounding a polygraph test to rebut claims of coercion (United States of America v. Daniel Phillip Tenorio, No. 15-2037, 10th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 22789).
(Opinion available. Document #30-160115-016Z.)
The panel comprising Chief Judge Timothy M. Tymkovich, Circuit Judge Jerome A. Holmes and...