Elderly motel owner Ethel Cary is violently assaulted during an attempted robbery of her unbanked life's savings. The evidence all points to motel guest Roger Taylor, but both Taylor and Mrs. Cary pass lie detector tests. Mrs. Cary's nephew Henry is loudly insistent that Taylor is the perpetrator and motel guest Wilbur Morgan makes a point of volunteering information and additional evidence that would seem to implicate Taylor. However, Taylor passes a second lie detector test after Mrs. Cary is again assaulted and her savings are taken. Dan Mathews deduces that Henry and Wilbur Morgan must be involved and he sets a trap by asking Henry to take a lie detector test himself.Written by
When Henry is driving Mrs. Kerry to the bank, he stops at the side of the road, pretending that the car has stalled and won't run. However, after he tells his story of the stalled car and robbery to the police, their suspicions are not aroused when he starts the car and it runs perfectly. See more »
Many persons are convicted of crimes on the basis of a positive identification by another person. Law enforcement agencies rely heavily on this type evidence. Early on the morning of August tenth, Mrs. Ethel Carey, owner of a motel, went about her usual routine of starting another day, a day in which she would find it necessary to positively identify her first visitor.
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