Man accused of killing officer wants lie-detector test
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man accused of killing a police officer and his pregnant ex-girlfriend told a judge he wants to take a lie-detector test.
The Orlando Sentinel reports Markeith Loyd made the request Tuesday at the end of a routine hearing.
Loyd faces multiple charges including first-degree murder in the deaths of 24-year-old Sade Dixon last December and 42-year-old Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton in January. Authorities say Loyd fatally shot Clayton when she approached him outside a Walmart store.
Chief Judge Frederick Lauten told Loyd he should speak to his lawyers about taking a lie-detector test. Polygraph tests are admissible in Florida courts if all parties agree to their submission as evidence.
If convicted, Loyd could receive the death penalty.
Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com/