Bamber Passes Lie Detector

Extracts from The Daily Mirror – Friday April 20th 2007 - by Jeremy Armstrong

Jeremy Bamber passed a lie detector test yesterday – backing his 22 year fight to prove he did not murder five members of his family. And the expert who conducted it said: ‘I am absolutely convinced he is innocent.’ Terry Mullins Added ‘He did not show any sign of a reaction, not a flicker which would have shown up guilt.’

Now Bamber’s lawyers will send the results to the Home Secretary and ask for a third appeal. Bamber was ‘overwhelmed’ when told the results in a phone call to Full Sutton jail in York, where he is serving life. He told the Mirror: ‘I didn’t do it. I couldn’t have done. I wouldn’t have done it.’. . . .

Bamber, 45, who has been asking for the test since 1991, was finally given permission by the Home Office. It is believed to be the first time it has been allowed behind bars. He was wired up to a £10,000 polygraph machine, said to be the most sophisticated available with 95 to 98 per cent accuracy. It measures reactions that can indicate guilt, including heartbeat, blood pressure, sweat, and even electromagnetic impulses.

During the 100 minute test Mr Mullins, one of the only polygraph experts in the UK, asked three key questions: Did you shoot five members of your family with an Anshutz rifle? Were you in the house when they were shot with an Anshutz rifle? Bamber gave a categorical ‘No’ to each one. Mr Mullins said: ‘You only have to fail one question and you fail the whole test. But he passed every time. We are testing the nervous system, the fight or flight mechanism, and you cannot hide those reactions. But there was no suggestion he was lying in any answers.

He added: ‘I am absolutely clear that he did not do this. I am convinced he is innocent from his readings on these tests.

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