Appeals Panel Finds Judge Erred In Excluding Polygraph Pretest Interview Videotape

Mealey's (June 8, 2016, 2:19 PM EDT) -- HARTFORD, Conn. — A trial judge improperly barred a polygraph pretest interview videotape, a majority of a Connecticut appeals panel held in an opinion to be released June 14, reversing a murder and capital felony conviction and remanding for a new trial (State of Connecticut v. George Michael Leniart, No. AC 36358, Conn. App.; 2016 Conn. App. LEXIS 259).

(Opinion available. Document #30-160610-027Z.)

Although the majority disagreed with defendant George Michael Leniart that Judge Barbara Bailey Jongbloed of the New London, Conn., Superior Court improperly admitted...
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