ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Markeith Loyd, the man accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and Orlando Police Lt. Debra Clayton, wants to take a lie detector test.
This new information was learned during a status hearing in the state's case for Loyd in the death of his Sade Dixon. Loyd ignored Chief Judge Fredrick Lauten at first, during Tuesday's hearing.
"Is there anything you would like to bring to my attention?" asked Judge Lauten. "I talked to my lawyer about it. He said you all don't allow it. I'm willing to take a lie detector test,' Loyd said. "Ok, that's a matter you and your lawyer should talk about. That's not for me to decide," Judge Lauten replied.
"As a criminal attorney, we would usually always tell our clients not to take a polygraph test in a manner in which it would immediately be known to the prosecutor and or the court," explains FOX 35 legal analyst Whiteny Boan. "It doesn't mean we might not do a lie detector test with a client confidentially and privately, and then not disclose it if we don't like the results."
Boan questions why loyd feels a lie detector test would be in his best interest.
"As to the Clayton case, there's allegedly a video depicting most of the events, if not all of them, and then in the Dixon case, there's multiple witnesses who will say it's not really disputed he shot Sade Dixon."
Judge Lauten said he is looking at the end of 2018, or the beginning of 2019, to schedule the trial for the state's case against Loyd in the murder of Lt. Clayton.