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Accused killer wants out of jail

Lawyer cites polygraph test in argument to free Stevens pending murder trial

March 15, 2013

Alleged murderer Mark F. Stevens recently passed a polygraph test in jail, denying any involvement in the 2008 murder of his Newport neighbor, according to his attorney....

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mcqkk1

Mar-15-13 4:51 AM

I BELIEVE YOU HAVE THE WRONG MAN ,WHAT JUST BECAUSE HE IS A EASY PERSON TO PIN IT ON AND BECAUSE NEIGHBORS SAYS HE LIKES TO COME AROUND AND BOTHER THEM .WELL I HAVE KNOW MARK FOREVER IT SEEMS LIKE AND I REALLY "DO NOT" BELIEVE HE HAS IT IN HIM TO MURDER AND KEEP IT TO HIM SELF ALL THIS TIME WHEN MARK LIKES TO TALK.HE WOULD OF HAD LET IT OUT A LONG LONG TIME AGO.SO LET MARK GO HOME THATS WHERE HE DESERVES TO BE NOT LOCKED UP LIKE A ANIMAL..

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Tessie

Mar-15-13 10:20 AM

It seems law enforcement finds polygraphs useful or they wouldn't use them so often. They consider them useful as a way to say someone is guilty when they fail the polygraph, but say they mean nothing when the polygraph test clears a suspect of wrong doing.

If these tests aren't admissible in court, then why are they being used at all? How much does it cost each time one is given? Are they read by a "specially trained" officer in the Sheriff's department? Or are they subcontracted to someone else?

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Wtfmate

Mar-15-13 11:27 AM

you waited four years and he didnt run. he passed a lie detector test that would be used to hold him in jail if failed. i say give him the bond or reduce it. that place is worse than he11.. and if he's innocent that's just pure injustice.

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clickhere

Mar-15-13 11:28 AM

Read THE INNOCENT MAN by JOHN GRISHAM. Talk about a small town gone awry. Our son read this his senior year. So I decided to pick it up and boy......very disturbing, to say the least.

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Watchman

Mar-15-13 12:23 PM

I know what it is first hand to be falsely accused by the sheriff' dept have them entrap you, then gave them arrest you and never even question you about the alledged incident. Then have to pay thousands of borrowed monies to defend yourself against an incompetent, inexperienced prosecutor and an attorney that is only interested with getting his picture in the paper,money and a plea bargain. Thank God that there is One that knows and decides matters here.

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watchdog1

Mar-15-13 7:39 PM

From what I understand he is somewhat mentally challenged and has been institutionalized many times and due to his mental instability a polygraph would be inconclusive. That may be the reason law enforcement choose not to give him one. Family members have said that he is on a lot of medication due to this mental illness. The medication he takes is another reason that a polygraph would not be given by law enforcement.

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thegreek

Mar-16-13 11:36 AM

Innocent until proven guilty.

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alchemy

Mar-21-13 2:14 AM

I'm guessing possibilty of typical everyday incompetence by that sherrifs dept. Maybe something stupid like someone was too stupid to realize he was actually told the details they thought he should not have known. Oh, they won't back down though. Too much pride, too high on themselves.

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