• Season 1, Ep 7

sneak peek: disfluency

Ryan and Eva go over Kelly's account and discuss the existence of disfluencies.

09/26/2016 ยท 2:06

So, the last thingwe had your team look at

was the interviewof Kelly

in which they go outon a drive-around.

(Ryan)In 2000, the detectiveon this case, Sgt. Kilgore,

asked Kelly to retrace the paththrough the cemetery

that she claimed four friendshad taken that night.

(Dr. Leonard)We were struck by how excellent

Detective Kilgore'stechnique was.

You let the subject talk.You do not guide.

In a lot of cases,this gives the subject

enough rope to hanghim or herself with,

and I've seen thatmany a time.

You've used a new term thatI had never heard until today,

which is disfluency.

Disfluency, yes.

"Um, uh,"that's a disfluency,

and it's characteristicof speech

where the person doesn't knowwhere they're headed.

And here we have a number ofdisfluencies in Kelly's account

of the route that they took

the night that Anastasiawas killed.

I don't know. I don't know.I guess. I don't know.

I think.Uh, I don't know.

(Kelly)

I think. I think. I don't know.Something like that.

I think. I think. I think so.Maybe this. I don't know.

Maybe? I think.

(Kelly)

Probably. 'Cause I think.I could've sworn it was closer.

Nah, uh, no.

I could have sworn.

So, this is not exactly...

Fluent.Fluent. Thank you.

But whatever the intent is,

it's still so disfluentas to raise

a number of red flagsabout whether or not

this is reliablein any shape, way, or form.

(Short)Yeah.