Adnan Syed case: Appeals court grants new trial in "Serial" case
Adnan Syed was convicted of murdering his former girlfriend Hae Min Lee in 2000Read full story
The nation is divided in two not only by politics, but where you stand on the Adnan Syed case. I’m glad he is getting a retrial, I think it is well deserved. I don’t think anyone should get too excited though. Given the incredibly tiny timeframe from when Hae went missing, Adnan’s physical proximity and their recent breakup, the prosecution will once again not have a difficult time putting together means, motive and opportunity.
I was so into Serial this just instantly became the biggest story in the world to me. I hope someone from the Serial team - maybe even Koenig herself - can do more radio stories about the case in progress. This is going to get so much attention now.
Right on! It’s pretty clear just how shady the detectives were during this entire process. They set their sights on Adnan and never looked back. That systematic tapping during the interrogation recordings of Jay Wilds should have been enough for a retrial. Better late than never though.
I have to admit, this was my gateway case and due to the impeccable storytelling of Sarah Koenig in the first season on Serial I am now an addict. I wonder/hope Koenig will be following this and release some new episodes. I’d love to see her dissect a lot of the misinformation Undisclosed presented.
Ineffective counsel argument for the win. If at first you don’t succeed: appeal, appeal, appeal.
WOW. I honestly thought that despite best efforts this case would never resurface in the system...I binged the entire digest of serial uncertain of Jay and Adnon's involvement but felt strongly something wasn't right sonewhere...
Even if he is guilt I am glad that the shotty work of his lawyer is being raised to question.
this is very exciting news. I have followed this case for years and while his guilt is debatable, what is no debatable is that he didn't get a fair trial, a constitutional right. He deserves a new trial, if the prosecution can't prove fairly that Adnan is guilty, he deserves to be a free man.
This could be the trial of the decade. So excited to follow and see how it’s covered. Feeling a little nostalgic for Dominic Dunne.
Is there anyone left on earth who didn’t listen to Serial? How are they going to get an impartial jury?
Having interviewed Rabia Chaudry, I’m thrilled her hard work is paying off. There is legal reasonable doubt here that prevent him from being convicted today. I feel awful for the Lee family that this saga is on-going, and the person who murdered their daughter may never be found.
This was the first podcast I got into. I was so into this case! I am really glad he is getting another chance because I don’t think the first trial was fair at all!
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