- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 2, 2016

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) - A sheriff’s office in Oregon is using a polygraph in their investigation of David Wayne Newton’s death.

The East Oregonian reports (https://bit.ly/1SCSB5o ) that Umatilla County Sheriff Terry Rowan says 54-year-old Lloyd Allen Terpening was given the polygraph exam Monday. Rowan says the results will likely dictate the direction of the investigation.

Newton and Terpening were close friends, but they had a fight on Jan. 20 and Newton suffered a head injury. His family took him off life support two days later.

Rowan says Terpening was a suspect at first, but now he’s not sure what to consider him.

The sheriff says an Oregon State Police detective conducts the polygraph to verify statements and facts. But the American Psychological Association, National Academy of Sciences and other organizations reject the use of the polygraph as a lie detector.


Information from: East Oregonian, https://www.eastoregonian.com

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