We just got word from film producer, Ro Sahebi, that he will be releasing a portion of Justin Smeja's polygraph examination from August 7th 2012. The polygraph results are out, but what does the person who actually wrote the questions think?
Here's what Bart Cutino wrote on our Facebook wall last night:
I know polygraphs are primarily used as a psychological tool for law enforcement and aren't 100% foolproof. At the end of the day, it's going to come down to DNA results either our team (myself, Tyler Huggins & Justin) "and, or" Melba Ketchum's study provide (hopefully both), but I commend you Justin for having the balls to take this thing without any opportunity to prepare and nail it 110%!
I wrote the majority of the questions for this test with some assistance from my friend Ro Sahebi who initiated it and I treated Justin as if I was an opposing attorney questioning him on the stand trying to detect deception...with no mercy...for both of our benefits, but especially his. I've been investigating this "Sierra Kills" event for over a year now and in process have become close friends with Justin in process thanks to our common "outside" interests and his complete cooperation with me. That can be present an understandable challenge when you have a responsibility to everybody, including yourself, to remain completely objective.
Justin wanted and was willing to take this thing from the beginning as I had some reservations on his behalf, with so little to gain and a lot to lose, by perception, in the interim, as we let the contracted diagnostic labs do their respective jobs and complete processing and make determinations of both the "circumstantial" and "non-circumstantial" evidence. Good job Justin as you've done everything we could've asked of you up to this point and let's hope the DNA results work out as that would make this polygraph a great companion piece!
- Bart Cutino
[Update: Here's the polygraph examination video. Click here to watch.]