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Chris Watts: If you were living a lie, a lie detector test would tend to show that, right?

Chris Watts has been called many things, but I’m not sure whether his reputation for a photographic memory or being a number’s guy is deserved. Liars need to have good memories, and Watts is a terrible liar. What does that tell you?

Things start to really happen from this point onwards.

At around the 30 minute mark in Part 5 below, Watts actually takes the test, a critical step in his brief but spectacular undoing.


  1. Sylvester

    Now I see how these tests work. Duh. You are asked to lie.

  2. Sylvester

    Instructed to answer no to all events in question so that the machine can detect the lie. Why aren’t these admissible in court? They seem more reliable than eye witness accounts, which are affected by too many variables

    • nickvdl

      Because lie detector tests can be beaten. All you do is up your baseline readings.

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