In fact, Adkins began to mention an attorney just days after reportedly failing a polygraph exam on Wednesday, January 5.
Young has defended numerous high-profile suspects in some of Abilene's biggest cases.
"This biggest question is not why he hired a lawyer," said Young. "The biggest question is why he didn't hired a lawyer more quickly."
Young says the seriousness of the offense in this case creates so much uncertainty. He notes that it's very difficult for someone who is unfamiliar with law enforcement practices to know what to do in a case like this.
On the issue of failed polygraph exams, Young said the results probably don't mean much.
"Polygraphs are really tools to sort of narrow down an investigation," said Young. "I'm not really sure you can put a whole lot behind the idea that someone failed or was told that they failed."
Young made it clear polygraph results are not admissible in court.