ORLANDO, Fla. – Newly released documents show how detectives wove together their case against Stephen Duxbury, the security guard accused of killing an Orlando woman at her Uptown Place apartment.
Documents reveal Duxbury failed a lie detector test.
Police said while working as a security guard, he followed Sasha Samsudean into her apartment, raped and killed her last October. Police said he strangled her, then rolled her body in her comforter and covered it in bleach.They had mounting physical evidence, like footprints and defensive wounds.
But police wanted a confession.
Duxbury agreed to take a polygraph test, which the experts said he failed with a "99.7 percent chance" that he lied on key questions like:
Q: Did you enter Sasha's apartment that night?
Q: Do you know who caused Sasha's death?
Q: Did you cause the death of Sasha?
Q: Did you remove any items from Sasha's apartment?
Throughout the test, Duxbury complained of medical issues and wondered if they might skew the results.
Finally, when the test ended, detectives tried to get that confession. Despite being faced with the results of the test, Duxbury continued to deny everything. At one point, however, he said "obviously, this doesn't look good for me."
Documents also revealed Duxbury admitted to having a juvenile record. He told police he pleaded guilty at age 15 to hitting a baby sitter in the head with a shovel.