It’s a Lie!

Today marks the first use of a lie detector as evidence in a court of law (1935).

The instrument: the Keeler Polygraph (invented by Leonarde Keeler, Northwestern University’s School of Law’s Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory, Chicago, Illinois).
The case: Wisconsin State v. Cecil Loniello and Tony Grignano.
The jurisdiction: Circuit Court of Columbia County, Portage, Wisconsin.
The judgment: both defendants were found guilty of assault.

Source: Famous First Facts, by Joseph Nathan Kane, Steven Anzovin, and Janet Podell


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