In Johnson v. Aetna Ins. Co., 124 Ga. App. 112 (183 S.E.2d 85) (1971), the examination results were never offered in evidence; and Wallace v. Moss, 121 Ga. App. 366 (174 S.E.2d 196) (1970) merely ruled without discussion that the court did not err in refusing to admit the results of a polygraph examination of a 16-year-old stepbrother of a child over whom a custody dispute was raging.Summary of this case from Scott v. State
ARGUED MARCH 1, 1971.
DECIDED JUNE 22, 1971.
Complaint. Fulton Civil Court. Before Judge Webb.
J. L. Jordan, for appellants.
Shoob, McLain Jessee, Robert P. Wilson, for appellee.
1. Three written statements made and subscribed to by each of the defendants were admitted in evidence over their objection. All of the statements contain admissions against their interests. The objection made was that the admissions were made because of the results of lie detector tests. It appears from the transcript that while each of the defendants took lie detector examinations, the results of the examinations were never offered in evidence. It has been held in Salisbury v. State, 221 Ga. 718 ( 146 S.E.2d 776) that the results of a lie detector examination are not admissible. However, that holding cannot be extended to cover admissions which are otherwise competent and admissible simply because the admissions were given after the taking of lie detector tests.
2. All other enumerations of error were abandoned.
Judgment affirmed. Pannell and Deen, JJ., concur.