Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin and the Polygraph

The Dread Pirate Kimberlin’s lawyers for his first trial in the Speedway Bomber case hired Leonard Harrelson, a polygraph (aka lie detector) expert, to test their client. There’s a section in Mark Singer’s book Citizen K about that testing beginning on page 323. Mr. Singer reports that TDPK bragged to the Indianapolis News how he’d passed the test with flying colors and that he had repeated that claim to Mr. Singer.

Here’s the last paragraph of the Citizen K section on polygraph testing:

When Harrelson referred to the polygram, I recalled hearing that during the first trial Pritzker [one of TDPK’s lawyers], out of some macabre impulse, had framed a portion of one and had hung it on the wall of his office. Two responses that indicated a strong degree of deception were: “Do you love your father?” and “Do you know anything about the eight bombings?” Kimberlin answered affirmative to the former, negative to the latter. Kammen [another of TDPK’s lawyers], who saved a copy of this same polygram, recalled, “It was as if Brett’s heart skipped several beats. His heart just stopped at that moment.” I asked Pritzker if Kammen’s characterization was accurate, and he replied, “I don’t think his heart stopped. Exploded is more like it.”

Hmmmm.

BTW, copies of Citizen K are available through Amazon. If you buy one, please do it through an affiliated blogger (I’m not one) who will receive a small commission. You’ll be helping to support that blogger and will give Team Kimberlin another reason to rant about bloggers making money off of TDPK’s infamy.

5 thoughts on “Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin and the Polygraph


  1. I just recently bought the book myself. I’m slowly working my way through it. I’m just now getting to the actual bombings section of the book.


  2. Then there’s the unsolved murder of Julia Scyphers in Speedway on July 28, 1978. I wonder if law enforcement is still working the case.

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