Once-Accused Arizona Freeway Sniper Describes His 222 Days Behind Bars: It Was ‘Mental Torture’

Leslie Merritt Jr. spent 222 days locked up before charges were dismissed and he was eventually released after being arrested as the suspect in a string of sniper shootings on an Arizona freeway.

Now, in an exclusive interview with Dr. Phil, Merritt is speaking out about his arrest and his time behind bars.

“When you went to jail, how’d you get along with the other prisoners?” Dr. Phil asks.

“I kind of tried to keep to myself. You’d have some guys that are like, ‘Oh we know you’re innocent. Hopefully you can beat this.’ And you have the other guys, ‘We know you did this. You’re a dirtball,’” Merritt says. “For me, jail was kind of like a mental torture.”

In fact, Merritt claims, he was put into solitary confinement from the very start of his sentence.

WATCH: Why Leslie Merritt Jr. Says It’s Impossible He Was The Arizona Freeway Sniper

“[They thought] that it was a liability for me to be around other inmates,” he explains. “I was alone … It was hard.”
Watch the video above as Merritt describes the size and condition of his cell, where he says he spent seven months.

This episode of Dr. Phil airs Thursday.

Why Leslie Merritt Jr. Says It’s Impossible He Was The Arizona Freeway Sniper

Even after serving seven months in jail before charges were dropped and he was released, Leslie Merritt Jr. has always maintained his innocence in the string of sniper shootings on a busy Arizona freeway.

Eleven shootings occurred in the Phoenix area over a 15-day stretch, and authorities claimed they had matched Merritt’s handgun to four of the shootings.

But Merritt insists it couldn’t have been his gun that was involved in the shootings, because he wasn’t near the locations of the shootings.

“I was nowhere near any of the scenes [for the first three],” he tells Dr. Phil in an exclusive new interview airing Thursday.

WATCH: Once Accused Arizona Freeway Sniper Describes His 222 Days Behind Bars: It Was ‘Mental Torture’ 

Additionally, Merritt says the gun wasn’t even in his possession for the fourth shooting, as, he says, it was at a local pawn shop.

“How could I still be shooting at cars?” Merritt questions. “How could I be responsible for any of them?”

WATCH: How Has Life Changed For Leslie Merritt Jr. After Being Arrested and Released As The Suspected Arizona Freeway Sniper?

Watch the video above as Dr. Phil goes over the dates and locations of each of the shootings, and questions Merritt as to his whereabouts each time.

How Has Life Changed For Leslie Merritt Jr. After Being Arrested, Released As The Suspected Arizona Freeway Sniper?

Leslie Merritt Jr. is now a free man, after serving seven months in jail after he was arrested and accused of being the Arizona freeway sniper.

Merritt, who has maintained his innocence since the beginning, describes his time behind bars as “mental torture.” But he says the challenges didn’t stop the day the charges were dismissed and he was released.

Merritt’s daughter was 5 months old when he was arrested. Now that she’s 13 months old, Merritt says reconnecting with the child wasn’t easy.

“How did she react when she saw you?” Dr. Phil asks.

“That was really tough for me. When I got arrested, I had my beard and everything. I came out 50 pounds lighter and clean-shaven, she didn’t recognize me at all. She ran away from me. I couldn’t touch her for three days,” he explains. “My son, the first day I was out, he laid down and was taking a nap. He woke up [yelling], ‘Where’s my dad? Don’t leave me! Don’t leave me!’ I was like, ‘I’m not going anywhere bud. I’m sorry this all happened.’

WATCH: Why Leslie Merritt Jr. Says It’s Impossible He Was The Arizona Freeway Sniper

“It tore me up,” Merritt adds. “My kids should not have had to go through that.”

“How do you put your life back together?” Dr. Phil asks Merritt in an exclusive new interview.

WATCH: Once Accused Arizona Freeway Sniper Describes His 222 Days Behind Bars: It Was ‘Mental Torture’ 

“I’m still trying to figure that out myself. I may have been let out of jail, but I’m still kind of confined,” Merritt admits. “Anywhere I go, I don’t know if I’m going to get good or negative comments from people. I get harassing messages. I get people telling me that I’m worse than a terrorist and I should rot in jail. But I also get, ‘We’re so glad you’re home.’”

This episode of Dr. Phil airs Thursday.

Retired Baseball Star Richie Lewis Responds To Family’s Claim He Has A Drinking Problem

Former professional baseball star Richie Lewis says his battle with depression began when he was forced to retire from the game he loved due to injuries.

Richie’s family, however, say he also has a drinking problem.

“I do not live my life as a drunkard,” Richie contends, when faced with the accusations from his family.

WATCH: Daughter Of Ex-Major League Baseball Player: ‘I Hate My Drunk Dad’

Among the claims his family has made are that Richie allegedly showed up drunk to his daughter McKenzie’s high school graduation; that he was drunk at daughter Mariah’s soccer game; and that he was so drunk on Christmas, he couldn’t even open his gifts. Richie denies most of these allegations.

“No way,” Richie says as Dr. Phil reads off a list of his behavior, according to his family.

WATCH: Former Pro Baseball Star’s Wife: ‘My Husband Has Told Me Alcohol Is His Best Friend’

“Were you passed out in a lawn chair on Halloween?” Dr. Phil asks.

“I certainly was,” Richie admits. “That was the last time I can remember getting drunk.”

Watch the video above as Richie responds to Dr. Phil’s question about his own father begging him to quit drinking while he was on his death bed.

WATCH: Deion Sanders Offers Support To Former Teammate Struggling With Alcohol, Depression

This episode of Dr. Phil airs Wednesday.

Deion Sanders Offers Support To Former Teammate Struggling With Alcohol, Depression

Former Major League Baseball player Richie Lewis says he’s been struggling with depression ever since injuries cut his baseball career short after seven seasons in the big leagues.

But his wife and children say Richie’s problems go far beyond depression – they claim Richie has a drinking problem and has become “an embarrassment to the family.”

“I hate my drunk dad,” Richie’s eldest daughter, McKenzie, says. “I don’t know my father as a sober, functioning person.”

WATCH: Daughter Of Ex-Major League Baseball Player: ‘I Hate My Drunk Dad’

Richie flatly denies he has a problem with alcohol, telling Dr. Phil, “I don’t live my life as a drunkard.”

After hearing Richie’s story, Dr. Phil called someone from Richie’s past – former NFL and MLB star Deion Sanders, who was also Richie’s college teammate.

WATCH: Former Pro Baseball Star’s Wife: ‘My Husband Has Told Me Alcohol Is His Best Friend’

“I’m broken right now Dr. Phil, because I know what he is,” Deion says after joining Richie and his family on stage. “He doesn’t understand what he’s been to me. He was the best pitcher in the country. He was the life of the team.”

“What I’ve been seeing today is a shell of what he is,” Deion adds.

WATCH: Retired Baseball Star Richie Lewis Responds To Family’s Claim He Has A Drinking Problem

Watch the video above as Deion pleads with his friend and former teammate to take the help Dr. Phil is offering – before it’s too late.

This episode of Dr. Phil airs Wednesday.

Daughter Of Ex-Major League Baseball Player: ‘I Hate My Drunk Dad’

Richie Lewis was an elite college pitcher and a dynamic Major League Baseball player who faced off against some of the biggest names in the sport.

But now, his family claims Richie is a drunk who is embarrassing the family and slowly killing himself with whiskey, beer and pills, a claim Richie denies.

“I hate my drunk dad,” Richie’s eldest daughter, McKenzie, says. “I don’t know my father as a sober, functioning person.”

WATCH: Former Pro Baseball Star’s Wife: ‘My Husband Has Told Me Alcohol Is His Best Friend’

McKenzie and her two siblings claim their father has been drunk at numerous family events over the years, including McKenzie’s high school graduation, his daughter Mariah’s soccer game, and even his own father’s funeral.

“He is, 100 percent, an embarrassment to the family,” Mariah says. “I just hate the person he becomes when he drinks.”

Richie, however, denies he has a drinking problem and says it’s his battle with depression that is the real issue.

WATCH: Retired Baseball Star Richie Lewis Responds To Family’s Claim He Has A Drinking Problem

“Beating this depression is by far the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do,” Richie says. “I would rather face nine Hall of Famers at the plate than to try and beat depression.”

According to Richie, who spent seven seasons in the major leagues, his battle with depression started when injuries cut his baseball career short.

“Ever since I retired from baseball, it’s like, ‘Who am I?’” he admits. “I’m physically alive, but my spirit inside just died.”

WATCH: Deion Sanders Offers Support To Former Teammate Struggling With Alcohol, Depression

Still, Richie’s children claim it’s the drinking that is taking a toll on their father’s physical condition – and they fear it could cost him his life if he doesn’t stop.

“It is sad knowing that your dad is going to kill himself slowly,” Richie’s son, Jake, says.

“In my book, it’s just a drawn out suicide,” McKenzie adds.

WATCH: Dr. Phil On Being Raised By An Alcoholic Father

On Wednesday’s Dr. Phil, Richie’s family asks for help in getting the ex-baseball star to face his problem. Plus, his former college teammate and former MLB and NFL star Deion Sanders pays Richie a visit to try and talk some sense into his longtime friend.

Dr. Phil On Being Raised By An Alcoholic Father

“I was raised by an alcoholic father. I know when your dad is subject to being drunk, I know what that’s like. I know you don’t bring your friends home. You don’t bring your friends home because you don’t know what you’re going to find when you open the door,” Dr. Phil tells his guests on Wednesday’s show.

He speaks with McKenzie, Mariah and Jake, who claim their dad – former Professional Baseball player Richie Lewis – has been “abusive” and “belligerent” when he drinks.

Dr. Phil continues: “I brought friends home one time in the sixth grade in Denver, Colorado, in February and my dad was asleep on the driveway, in his underwear, with his pillow and it was 24 degrees out. And I walk up with six friends. What do you say to your friends?” Dr. Phil says.

Watch the video above as Dr. Phil talks with these siblings and their parents about coping with a loved one who may be struggling with an addiction.

Former Pro Baseball Star’s Wife: ‘My Husband Has Told Me Alcohol Is His Best Friend’

Andrea says the first time she realized the love of her life, Richie, might have a problem with alcohol was the night before their wedding.

“I realized alcohol was a big problem for Richie at our rehearsal dinner,” Andrea says. “He drank so much, he mooned my mother.”

“My husband has told me alcohol is his best friend,” she adds.

WATCH: Daughter Of Ex-Major League Baseball Player: ‘I Hate My Drunk Dad’

Richie, who was an all-star college pitcher and played seven seasons in the major leagues, insists he doesn’t have a drinking problem, and instead says he’s struggling with depression – a battle that started when injuries forced him to retire from baseball.

“Ever since I retired from baseball, it’s like, ‘Who am I?’” he admits. “I’m physically alive, but my spirit inside just died.”

But Andrea and her three kids claim it’s Richie’s excessive drinking that is taking a serious toll on their family.

WATCH: Retired Baseball Star Richie Lewis Responds To Family’s Claim He Has A Drinking Problem

“Richie has abused everyone in our family at some point,” she alleges. “In the last 22 years, our family has not had positive memories with Richie.”

Despite a serious medical condition, Andrea says her husband still won’t stop drinking.

WATCH: Deion Sanders Offers Support To Former Teammate Struggling With Alcohol, Depression

“He was hospitalized for pancreatitis – pancreatitis is life-threatening. And even faced with that, he still continues to drink,” she claims.

Andrea has stayed by her husband’s side, she says, because she hoped once they had a family, Richie would “grow out of that behavior.” But now, she says the drinking hasn’t stopped and she turns to Dr. Phil for help.

WATCH: Dr. Phil On Being Raised By An Alcoholic Father

“I have had to completely detach emotionally from him because my heart breaks every day looking at him,” she says. “The kids and I are spectators of this tragic scenario.”

This episode of Dr. Phil airs Wednesday.

Woman Accused By Her Ex Of Coaching Children to Lie Says She’s Willing To Take Polygraph: See What Happens

Joey accused his ex-wife, Sandra, with whom he was engaged in a bitter custody battle, of coaching their 7- and 9-year-old daughters to make up “outlandish lies” and say that he sexually molested them. Sandra has steadfastly denied coaching their daughters and says she only reported what she says the girls told her.

Both agreed to take a polygraph and drug test during their first appearance on Dr. Phil. Joey took both tests and passed. Sandra didn’t complete either.

WATCH: What Caused Sandra To Walk Off Stage?

Sandra, who insists she is ready for the “the actual truth to be out,” is offered a second chance to take her polygraph.

Dr. Phil explains, “She said she was coming back this time, and here was [Sandra’s] quote, ‘No more [expletive.] No more lies. I want the truth to come out. I will not take a drug test because it’s nobody’s business, and I shouldn’t have to take a drug test; I’ve passed them time and time again, with CPS, the police. I’m not going to do that. But I want to take the polygraph to set the record straight.’”

Watch the video above to learn what happened when it was time for Sandra’s polygraph. And, on Tuesday’s episode, hear why Dr. Phil suggests to Sandra, “You’re more interested in your image instead of your children’s future.” Check here to see where you can watch.

Dr. Phil’s Cautionary Words To Woman In Custody Battle: ‘You’re More Interested In Your Image Instead Of Your Children’s Future’

Sandra, who was engaged in a bitter custody battle with her ex-husband, Joey, had been accused of coaching her daughters to lie about their father allegedly being sexually inappropriate with them. Joey, and Sandra’s neighbor Linda, have also accused Sandra of not properly caring for her 7- and 9-year-old daughters.

Sandra vehemently denies the accusations and says she’s a good mother. She even agreed to take a polygraph test to demonstrate that she was not coaching the girls. But after two attempts to take a polygraph and no test taken, Dr. Phil questions if Sandra is really being sincere in her efforts.

“I don’t think you’re taking this seriously. I don’t think you’ve been forthcoming with me out here. I think there are some things that you’re spinning to your best interest, and I don’t think you have your children’s best interest at heart,” Dr. Phil tells Sandra. “I think you’re more interested in your image instead of your children’s future.”

Dr. Phil points out that Sandra has been offered professional help and has failed to take it, and she has not taken any parenting courses as instructed by the court.

“Are you doing the things necessary to change your position, to change your coping skills, to change your parenting skills, to change your level of mental and emotional adjustment?” Dr. Phil asks. “The bottom line is no, no and no … And talk is cheap and actions speak much louder than words.”
 
In the video above, Dr. Phil warns Sandra that her children might suffer if she refuses to take a hard look at herself, and that makes him concerned for their safety.

This episode of Dr. Phil airs Tuesday. Check here to see where you can watch.

Why A Woman Says Her Neighbor’s 7- And 9-Year-Old Children Showed Up On Her Doorstep With Packed Suitcases

Linda said her neighbor, Sandra, was in the middle of a bitter custody battle with her ex-husband, Joey, and she was tired of watching the couple’s two daughters get caught in the middle, so she wrote to Dr. Phil for help.

She claimed that the girls often showed up at her apartment after, she says, their mother would leave them alone for hours. She also claimed that they said they were hungry and appeared disheveled.

Sandra denies ever putting the children in harm’s way and explains she does not leave them outside alone for hours, that they frequently check in with her.

“When the girls are late for school, that isn’t her fault; that’s their fault. When their hair isn’t brushed, that’s their fault. When they have dirty clothes on, that’s because they didn’t tell her they needed clean clothes,” Linda says, referring to what she says are some of Sandra’s excuses when it comes to her daughters.

Sandra says that the reason her daughter “wore the same outfit for a week” was because she insisted on wearing it and that Sandra washed it by hand every night.

When Linda, Sandra and Joey first appeared on Dr. Phil, Joey took a polygraph and drug test to demonstrate his innocence, and passed both. Sandra agreed to take both tests, but didn’t in the end take either.

Since the show, both Linda and Joey claim Sandra has been at times confrontational with them.

“As soon as we walked off the stage, Sandra was right in my face trying to defend herself. She was saying she didn’t leave the children alone for three hours; it was three hours, but they kept coming up and down stairs, so that doesn’t count,” Linda claims. “I know the things I said were true.”

WATCH: What Caused Sandra To Walk Off Stage?

Linda claims that recently, the girls showed up to her door at 9:30 p.m. after walking down three flights of stairs with large suitcases and their scooter.

“I opened the door, and they were both crying and they said, ‘Mommy said we can never come back here. We [ran] away, we can never come back,’” Linda claims. “They brought all of their stuff in and they said, ‘Ms. Linda, if we stay in the bushes and someone stabs us, you’ll come, right?’”

Linda recalls that their suitcases were filled with clothes and food and claims that she received a text from Sandra an hour later asking if the girls were with her. “She said, ‘Wasn’t it nice of me to pack their suitcases? And I even gave them some of my jackets. And I gave them food. Was that nice?’” Linda claims.

When Sandra and Joey recently returned to the show, Sandra explained that she now believes that her daughters were making up lies, and said that she was willing to take a polygraph to show that she had not “coached” her daughters.

“Now that Sandra has decided that all the lying is the girls’ fault, I’m very, very worried for them,” Linda says. “She says she wants to have both of the girls polygraphed to prove that they are the ones who are lying.”

On Tuesday’s episode, find out if Sandra finally takes the polygraph. Check here to see where you can watch.


What Caused Sandra To Walk Off Stage?

Exes Sandra and Joey were in a bitter custody battle with accusations ranging from physical abuse and poisoning ice cream, to feeding their girls moldy food and teaching them how to steal. Sandra even accused Joey of sexually molesting one of their daughters, and putting the other in a garbage bag full of rocks, dumping her in the bathtub and then turning on the water. When they first appeared on the show, Joey took – and passed – a polygraph that indicated he was being truthful when he denied ever molesting one of his children.

Joey also absolutely denies the other allegations, calls them “outrageous” and accuses Sandra of coaching the girls to make up what he calls “outlandish lies.”

Linda, Sandra’s neighbor, says that she didn’t know who to believe and first wrote to Dr. Phil to get answers.

WATCH: Mom Accused of Coaching Daughters To Lie About Ex Comes Back To Explain Her Story

Sandra maintains she is not coaching their daughters, and in fact, calls them ‘liars’, and absolutely says that she did not continue to make allegations against Joey.

Watch the video above to find out what upsets Sandra and causes her to walk off stage.

Will Sandra, who again agreed to take a polygraph, return? Tune in Tuesday.

Mom Accused of Coaching Daughters To Lie About Ex Comes Back To Explain Her Story

Exes Sandra and Joey were engaged in a bitter custody battle, with accusations ranging from physical abuse and poisoning ice cream to feeding their girls moldy food and teaching them how to steal. When they first appeared on the show, Sandra even accused Joey of sexually molesting one of their daughters. Joey completely denied the allegations, calling them “outrageous” and accused Sandra of coaching the girls to make up what he called “outlandish lies” — and he passed a polygraph test to prove he was telling the truth.

 

But Sandra says that she felt like she didn’t get the chance to tell her side of the story, and now, she wants to set the record straight.

 

“I wanted to come back to the Dr. Phil show to get peace for my family and to get the actual facts out there,” Sandra says. “On the show, 90 percent of it was inaccurate.”

WATCH: Strong Words For Mom Accused Of Making False Allegations About Ex After He Passed Polygraph

 

She also says she is now ready to take a polygraph test, which she was offered during her first appearance but ultimately didn’t take.

 

“I came back to take a polygraph test to prove that all the accusations were honestly the girls coming home telling me whatever it may have been,” she says. “I’ve never coached my girls, I’ve never lied to Dr. Phil or the public. People have seen mislead facts, and that’s why I’m here, to give the true story.”

 

In the video above, Dr. Phil reviews statements from the previous show made by Sandra’s neighbor, Linda — who originally wrote to the show to get help for Sandra and Joey — that Sandra says are complete lies about her, and gives Sandra the opportunity to explain her behavior. And, is Sandra now willing to take a drug test?

 

On Monday’s episode, hear why Sandra says she called her daughters “liars”, and see what happens that causes her to walk off stage. Check here to see where you can watch.

Strong Words For Mom Accused Of Making False Allegations About Ex After He Passed Polygraph

Sandra had accused her ex, Joey, of molesting their two daughters, claiming that the girls told her he inappropriately touched them. Joey vehemently denied the accusations and passed a polygraph, but he claims Sandra continues to make the false allegations against him, a claim she denies.

Dr. Phil attempts to find out the truth from Sandra.

“Are you still telling people that he has molested your daughters … since he passed his polygraph?” Dr. Phil asks. “Have you told people that he has molested your children or tried to drown them in the bathtub?”

“Actually, I have not,” Sandra replies.

Joey claims that, from what he has heard, that isn’t true. “There are several people who have come to me and said, ‘Sandra told me that you tried to drown your kids,’ after the show aired. And the girls have told me, ‘Mommy still says that you hit us,’” he says.

WATCH: Mom Accused of Coaching Daughters To Lie About Ex Comes Back To Explain Her Story

Dr. Phil addresses Sandra. “It’s really very important to me that you think really hard and you really tell me the truth here,” he says. “I want to get you help. I want to help this family, but you cannot just continue to say one thing to one person something else to somebody else.”

Dr. Phil continues, “There’s going to be a forensic investigation done here, and these people that are saying this are going to swear out affidavits, they’re going to file it with the court – people who have no reason to lie. I beg of you, think about what you say … if you blatantly lie in the face of those affidavits, it’s going to look terrible for you.”

“I haven’t lied,” Sandra maintains.

WATCH: Mom Called 7- and 9-Year-Old Daughters ‘Liars’, Saying They ‘Manipulate’ And ‘Betrayed’ Her

“Since you knew the results of this, since your girls told you it wasn’t true, you have not continued …” Dr. Phil presses.

“No,” she again says.

Watch the video above to hear Dr. Phil’s concerns about such behavior, if it occurred. And, on Monday’s show, see why Sandra walks off stage. On Tuesday, will she return?

Mom Called 7- and 9-Year-Old Daughters ‘Liars’, Saying They ‘Manipulate’ And ‘Betrayed’ Her

Sandra and her ex, Joey, were in a bitter battle over custody over their two young daughters. Sandra accused Joey of poisoning their daughters’ ice cream, trying to drown one of them, and even sexually abusing them. Joey adamantly denied the accusations and when they first appeared on the show, Joey took a polygraph exam to prove he was telling the truth and passed. Joey claims Sandra coached their daughters to lie about him.

In the clip above, Sandra explains why she places a lot of the blame on her daughters for causing the drama.

“Knowing the fact that I haven’t coached my kids and Joe passing the polygraph test, there’s only two other little people in the story, and the information that my daughters were giving me was inaccurate,” she says. “Unfortunately, they are liars. The girls made themselves out to be the victims, but they are the ones that started all of this.”

WATCH: Mom Accused of Coaching Daughters To Lie About Ex Comes Back To Explain Her Story

She says that after she sand Joey initially spoke with Dr. Phil, they had a conversation with their daughters about the accusations to get to the truth.

“Joe and I talked to the girls together about Joe trying to drown my daughter, and she said it wasn’t true,” she says. “They were so, like, in detail to where months later they remembered certain facts. It scares me a little bit because, it’s like, what are my girls capable of?”

WATCH: Strong Words For Mom Accused Of Making False Allegations About Ex After He Passed Polygraph

Sandra claims the girls also manipulate her and Joey. “The girls told me they didn’t have toys at Daddy’s house. Come to find out, that wasn’t true,” she says. “These two little girls that you adore and love and you bring into the world, and then, they betray you, that makes me feel horrible. They did this. That’s heartbreaking, because they’re so young. They’re ruining their name.”

This episode of Dr. Phil, “Sandra And Joey Return: Will Sandra Finally Take The Polygraph And Drug Test?” airs Monday. Check here to see where you can watch.

Father, Girlfriend Respond After He Fails Polygraph Exam Regarding Molestation Claims

Jayson was stripped of his parental rights after official findings that he had molested two of his children. When he welcomed a son with his new girlfriend, Kristina, authorities again intervened and barred Jayson from seeing the child.

But Jayson insists he never molested his children, and he came to Dr. Phil requesting a polygraph exam to try and clear his name.

WATCH: Father Faces Child Past Molestation Questions: His Polygraph Results Revealed

When asked, “Did you ever touch your oldest daughter for sexual reasons?”, the results of the polygraph exam indicated that Jayson was being “deceptive” when he answered “No.”

“How is that?” Jayson asks when Dr. Phil reveals the results. “I know I never touched them … I don’t understand.”

According to Jayson, the reason CPS revoked his rights to his other children was due to neglect. But, he claims, “I never touched my kids inappropriately.”

WATCH: Man Tries To Explain ‘Choking’ Pregnant Girlfriend: Did It To Show Her How Much ‘I Cared’

“I don’t know what to say,” Jayson continues, reacting to the polygraph exam results. “I just know that I never touched my kids. I just know that for a fact. How can you when you’re not around, for one? I don’t know why I can’t pass a lie detector … but those questions make me sick to my stomach.”

Watch the video above as Jayson’s girlfriend, Kristina, also reacts to the results. Plus, polygraph expert Jack Trimarco, who conducted the test with Jayson, interprets the test results. Was this a “close call”?

This episode of Dr. Phil airs Friday.

Father Faces Child Past Molestation Questions: His Polygraph Results Revealed

Just hours after the birth of his son, Jayson was barred from seeing his newborn, when Child Protective Services arrived to the hospital, and, according to his girlfriend, Kristina, informed them that a court had previously found that Jayson had sexually abused two of his other children.

Jayson adamantly denies molesting his children despite the official findings, and Kristina claims she did not know why Jayson had been stripped of his parental rights.

WATCH: Man Tries To Explain ‘Choking’ Pregnant Girlfriend: Did It To Show Her How Much ‘I Cared’

“Jayson told me that he had lost the rights to his four children because of his ex-wife being neglectful,” Kristina says.

Now, Jayson – who has not seen his son since the day he was born – comes to Dr. Phil asking to take a polygraph exam to try and clear his name.

“Everybody thinks I’m this bad person, and I’m not,” Jayson says.

WATCH: Father, Girlfriend Respond After He Takes Polygraph Exam Regarding Molestation Claims

Watch the video above, as Dr. Phil reads the results of Jayson’s polygraph exam, where he was asked, “Did you ever touch your oldest daughter for sexual reasons?”

This episode of Dr. Phil airs Friday.

Man Tries To Explain ‘Choking’ Pregnant Girlfriend: Did It To Show Her How Much ‘I Cared’

Kristina claims her boyfriend, Jayson, choked her near to the point of unconsciousness while she was pregnant – and she claims he dragged her in front of a mirror to force her to watch him do so.

“I wasn’t unconscious, but he did choke me while I was pregnant and told me to look at my face in the mirror and it was purple,” Kristina claims.

WATCH: Father Faces Child Past Molestation Questions: His Polygraph Results Revealed

Jayson does not deny the incident occurred, though he disputes that he intentionally had his hands around her neck, and says he never intended to “intentionally cause physical harm” to the mother of his unborn child.

“At the time, I was up against the wall and didn’t know what to do, how to show her I didn’t want to lose her,” Jayson tells Dr. Phil when asked about the incident. “I wanted her to look in the mirror and see my face.”

WATCH: Father, Girlfriend Respond After He Fails Polygraph Exam Regarding Molestation Claims

“So you were trying to show her how much you…?” Dr. Phil starts to ask Jayson.

“I cared,” he replies.

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Watch the video above as Jayson admits to having made threats against Kristina and her mother. This episode of Dr. Phil airs Friday.

Behind The Scenes: Dr. Phil Visits WWE’s ‘Monday Night Raw’

“I was recently caught in the middle of an argument between a controlling father and an entitled daughter at one of the most unlikely places ever. I definitely felt like a fish out of water and stood out like a sore thumb in these surroundings, where angry people wearing bright colored Speedos, shiny tights and war paint, while administering smackdowns, were the norm.”

That’s how Dr. Phil describes his experience when he visited WWE’s “Monday Night Raw” back in April.

And Dr. Phil wasn’t the only one on hand for the big night – son Jordan and his band Hundred Handed were also in attendance!

Now, for the first time, get a backstage glimpse at the “insanity” that took place when Dr. Phil lent his expertise to the folks at WWE’s “Monday Night Raw.”

Hundred Handed’s debut CD, “…Like It’s Saturday,” is available now.

Father Stripped Of Parental Rights Following Past Molestation Charges ‘Shocked’ When He Was Banned From Seeing Newborn

Jayson’s parental rights were terminated to his four children from a previous relationship after findings that he had sexually molested two of his kids.

When he welcomed his fifth child with new girlfriend Kristina, Jayson – who adamantly denies molesting his children – says he was shocked when Child Protective Services showed up at the hospital and ordered him to be kept away from the newborn.

WATCH: A Mother’s Decision: Her Kids Or The Love of Her Life

“They had never told me that I couldn’t have another child with another woman, that I would lose my rights automatically. They never said anything in paperwork, or anything,” Jayson claims.

“In the paperwork, it says that you were instructed that you were not eligible as a parent … that if you had another child, that you would be barred from having that child,” Dr. Phil points out.

WATCH: Woman Claims She Did Not Know About Boyfriend’s Past Molestation Court Findings When She Let Him Move In With Her And Her Kids

“They kept that paperwork from me,” Jayson says.

Watch the video above as Jayson continues to maintain his innocence, and also discusses what landed him behind bars for 136 days.

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This episode of Dr. Phil airs Thursday. Plus, in part two on Friday, Jayson takes a polygraph exam regarding the molestation accusations. What will the results reveal?