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by 1cmanny1 » Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:13 am

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by Monkey Man » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:05 am

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Exclusive: Jay, Key Witness from ‘Serial’ Tells His Story for First Time, Part 1

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014 ... case-pt-1/
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PostRe: Serial - Podcast about a real-life murder,Jay Interview
by Memento Mori » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:16 pm

Even now he's changing his testimony.
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PostRe: Serial - Podcast about a real-life murder,Jay Interview
by Rog » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:22 pm

I don't know why but I was expecting him to look like Eminem.
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PostRe: Serial - Podcast about a real-life murder,Jay Interview
by Memento Mori » Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:35 pm

Purely from the name I was thinking Jason Mewes.
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PostRe: Serial - Podcast about a real-life murder,Jay Interview
by Rog » Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:45 pm

I don’t necessarily know if he meant to kill Hae before he did it or if it was a sudden moment thing, but looking at his life, from what I saw, he seemed to be far out of his realm when it came to Hae leaving him.


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PostRe: Serial - Podcast about a real-life murder, Ep 12 out now
by Ad7 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:26 pm

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By the looks of that sweet cribb all that moolaaah he made from drug dealing really paid off.
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PostRe: Serial - Podcast about a real-life murder,Jay Interview
by Monkey Man » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:02 pm

Exclusive: Prosecutor in ‘Serial’ Case Goes on the Record - https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015 ... es-record/
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by Monkey Man » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:03 pm

Exclusive: Potential Alibi Witness for Convicted Murderer in ‘Serial’ Breaks Silence With New Affidavit

The former classmate of Adnan Syed’s who could hold the key to unraveling his conviction in the murder of Hae Min Lee has written a new affidavit reasserting that she was with Syed at the exact time the state argued that he killed his ex-girlfriend in 1999, and alleging that the original prosecutor in the case essentially convinced her not to participate in the appeals process.

In her affidavit, provided exclusively to TheBlaze, Asia McClain says she has “c[o]me to understand [her] importance to the case” and realized she “needed to step forward and make [her] story known to the court system.”

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/01 ... affidavit/

ASIA MCLEAN NEW AFFIDAVIT -
I swear to the following, to the best of my recollection, under penalty of perjury:

I am 33years old and competent to testify in a court of law.

I currently reside in Washington State.

I grew up in Baltimore County, MD, and attended high school at Woodlawn High School. I graduated in 1999 and attended college at Catonsville Community College.

While a senior at Woodlawn, I knew both Adnan Syed and Hae Min Lee. I was not particularly close friends with either.

On January 13, 1999, I got out of school early. At some point in the early afternoon, I went to Woodlawn Public Library, which was right next to the high school.

I was in the library when school let out around 2:15 p.m. I was waiting for my boyfriend, Derrick Banks, to pick me up. He was running late.

At around 2:30 p.m., I saw Adnan Syed enter the library. Syed and I had a conversation. We talked about his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee and he seemed extremely calm and caring. He explained that he wanted her to be happy and that he had no ill will towards her.

Eventually my boyfriend arrived to pick me up. He was with his best friend, Jerrod Johnson. We left the library around 2:40. Syed was still at the library when we left.

I remember that my boyfriend seemed jealous that I had been talking to Syed. I was angry at him for being extremely late.

The 13th of January 1999 was memorable because the following two school days were cancelled due to hazardous winter weather.

I did not think much of this interaction with Syed until he was later arrested and charged in the murder of Hae Min Lee.

Upon learning that he was charged with murder related to Lee’s disappearance on the 13th, I promptly attempted to contact him.

I mailed him two letters to the Baltimore City Jail, one dated March 1, the other dated March 2. (See letters, attached). In these letters I reminded him that we had been in the library together after school. At the time when I wrote these letters, I did not know that the State theorized that the murder took place just before 2:36 pm on January 13, 1999.

I also made it clear in those letters that I wanted to speak to Syed’s lawyer about what I remembered, and that I would have been willing to help his defense if necessary.

The content of both of those letters was true and accurate to the best of my recollection.

After sending those letters to Syed in early March, 1999, I never heard from anybody from the legal team representing Syed. Nobody ever contacted me to find out my story.

If someone had contacted me, I would have been willing to tell my story and testify at trial. My testimony would have been consistent with the letters described above, as well as the affidavit I would later provide.

After Syed was convicted at trial, I was contacted by a friend of the Syed family named Rabia Chaudry.

I told my story to Chaudry on March 25, 2000, and wrote out an affidavit, which we had notarized. (Affidavit attached).

The affidavit was entirely accurate to the best of my recollection and I gave it by my own free will. I was not pressured into writing it.

At the time when I wrote the affidavit I did not know that the State had argued at trial that the murder took place just before 2:36 pm on January 13, 1999.

After writing the affidavit and giving it to Chaudry, I did not think much about the Syed case, although I was aware he had been convicted and he was in prison.

Eventually I left Maryland and moved to North Carolina and then out west.

In the late spring of 2010, I learned that members of the Syed defense team were attempting to contact me. I was initially caught off guard by this and I did not talk to them.

After encountering the Syed defense team, I began to have many case questions that I did not want to ask the Syed defense team. After not knowing who else to contact, I made telephone contact with one of the State prosecutors from the case, Kevin Urick.

I had a telephone conversation with Urick in which I asked him why I was being contacted and what was going on in the case.

He told me there was no merit to any claims that Syed did not get a fair trial. Urick discussed the evidence of the case in a manner that seemed designed to get me to think Syed was guilty and that I should not bother participating in the case, by telling what I knew about January 13, 1999. Urick convinced me into believing that I should not participate in any ongoing proceedings. Based on my conversation with Kevin Urick, the comments made by him and what he conveyed to me during that conversation, I determined that I wished to have no further involvement with the Syed defense team, at that time.

Urick and I discussed the affidavit that I had previously provided to Chaudry. I wanted to know why I was being contacted if they already had the affidavit on file and what the ramifications of that document were. I never told Urick that I recanted my story or affidavit about January 13, 1999. In, addition I did not write the March 1999 letters or the affidavit because of pressure from Syed’s family. I did not write them to please Syed’sfamily or to get them off my back. What actually happened is that I wrote the affidavit because I wanted to provide the truth about what I remembered. My only goal has always been, to provide the truth about what I remembered.

I took, and retained, contemporaneous notations of the telephone conversation with Urick.

Sometime in January of 2014, I had a conversation with Sarah Koenig, a reporter for National Public Radio. I spoke to her on the phone and she recorded the conversation. It was an impromptu conversation and I misunderstood her reasons for the interview and did not expect it to be broadcasted to so many people. While Ms. Koenig did not misrepresent herself or the purpose of the conversation and interview, it is fair to say that I misconstrued that it was a formal interview that would be played on the Serial Podcast. I rather thought that it was a meticulous means of information gathering, for a future (typed) online news article. Due to dialogue with Jerrod Johnson in 2011 concerning Derrick Banks, I recommended that Sarah Koenig reach out to both Jerrod Johnson and Derrick Banks, to see if they remember January 13, 1999. Later on, when Sarah Koenig asked to re-record my statement in a professional sound studio, I became confused and unwilling to participate in any further interview activity. As a result my interview with Sarah Koenig was incomplete in the Serial Podcast.

After I learned about the podcast, I learned more about Koenig’s reporting and more about the Syed case. I was shocked by the testimony of Kevin Urick and the podcast itself; however I came to understand my importance to the case. I realized I needed to step forward and make my story known to the court system.

I contacted Syed’s lawyer, Justin Brown, on December 15, 2014, and told him my story. I told him I would be willing to provide this affidavit.

I am also willing to appear in court in Maryland to testify, if subpoenaed.

I am now married, and my legal surname is no longer McClain. However, due to the wealth of publicity that this case has had, and the fact that all previous mention of my name has been with my maiden name, I am signing below as Asia McClain.

I have retained counsel in Baltimore, Gary Proctor, and I respectfully ask that any attempts to contact me be made through him.


The Prosecution have to respond to his appeal on Wednesday as well.
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PostRe: Serial - Podcast about a real-life murder, Asia (p8)
by Memento Mori » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:09 pm

I can't remember what happened with the Asia alibi in the podcast. Wasn't it deemed irrelevant?
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PostRe: Serial - Podcast about a real-life murder, Asia (p8)
by Monkey Man » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:24 pm

[iup=3658985]Memento Mori[/iup] wrote:I can't remember what happened with the Asia alibi in the podcast. Wasn't it deemed irrelevant?

I think it was unclear if she got her dates mixed up. The prosecutor stuff is just as important.
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PostRe: Serial - Podcast about a real-life murder, Asia (p8)
by Poser » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:27 am

There were specific question marks over the weather. Something about the snow days not happening when she said they did, or something.
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PostRe: Serial - Podcast about a real-life murder,Jay Interview
by Eighthours » Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:21 pm

[iup=3647081]Monkey Man[/iup] wrote:Part 3 of the Jay interview - https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014 ... ks-part-3/

Timeline of Jay's changing story - http://mashable.com/2015/01/01/jay-serial-stories/


Just to say, I thought the tone of the reporting of this interview was contemptible. Not that I would expect anything less from a site involving the ludicrously self-important Glenn Greenwald. Unfortunately, the specific bit I was thinking about appears to have disappeared - have they edited the journalist's original text at the end of the interview, which said words to the effect that this was not a miscarriage of justice? As in, him saying it to the reader, not Jay?
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PostRe: Serial - Podcast about a real-life murder, Asia (p8)
by Monkey Man » Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:39 pm

Serial: Maryland special appeals court grants rare hearing to Adnan Syed

Appeal seeks new trial for man convicted of killing high-school girlfriend or allow witness testimony to be heard in lower court


The Maryland court of special appeals has granted a rare hearing to Adnan Syed, the Baltimore man convicted of strangling his high-school girlfriend whose case was examined in detail by the wildly successful Serial podcast.

“We’re delighted,” said Syed’s attorney, C Justin Brown, a Baltimore-based lawyer who specializes in post-conviction relief. “They’re going to give us formal briefing, and hear the full appeal, which includes both of the issues we presented to the court about a year ago.”

The court granted Syed’s application, known as a “leave to appeal” on Friday, in a rare victory for such petitions.

Brown’s law firm is arguing that Syed received ineffective counsel leading to his conviction in 2000, and that a potentially key witness who could account for Syed’s whereabouts at the time of the murder was never asked to testify. The appeal seeks a new trial for Syed or to have the testimony of witness Asia McClain heard at a lower court as evidence.

Syed was a student at Woodlawn high school in 1999 when he was charged with strangling his ex-girlfriend, fellow student Hae Min Lee. Prosecutors said Syed was jealous and ashamed when Lee began dating someone else, motivating him to murder the teen and dump her body in a park.

Syed’s case came to national attention after radio producer Sarah Koenig spent more than a year investigating it, and parsed the evidence in fine detail through 12 episodes of the Serial podcast. Syed, now 34, is serving a life sentence for the crime.

Serial stoked conversations about Syed’s case around the country.

Syed’s attorneys claim that his former counsel, Cristina Gutierrez, failed to negotiate a plea agreement despite multiple requests. Gutierrez was disbarred in 2001 when client funds went missing from a trust account; she died in 2004 of a heart attack. The appeal also claims McClain could have provided an alibi for Syed, but was never contacted.

Prosecutors asked the court not to grant Syed’s appeal, saying he did not claim his counsel was ineffective until after he was convicted.

“What the record shows is that [Syed] was totally satisfied with Gutierrez’s services until the jury returned an adverse verdict,” the Associated Press reported about prosecutors’ 23-page brief to the court.

Each episode of the record-breaking podcast has been downloaded about 3.4 million times, all but making Syed a household name. However, Brown said that while the popularity of the podcast has helped the case in other ways, judges at the Maryland court of special appeals decided the case on its merits.

“I am 100% sure that the judges granted the [hearing] based on the merit of our issues,” Brown said. “They’re driven by issues. They wouldn’t have granted [a hearing] unless they had some very real interest in those issues.”

The appeal granted on Friday is part of a complicated web of court proceedings that Brown has undertaken since Syed’s conviction. The hearing granted will allow Syed’s attorney to argue fully the two aforementioned issues, and is itself an appeal of a denial of post-conviction relief.

Being granted a hearing by the court of special appeals is exceedingly rare – all criminal defendants have a right to one appeal. But convicts like Syed, who have not succeeded in those direct appeals, must petition the special appeals court to hear their case, a process similar to how US supreme court cases are chosen.

If a panel of three judges rules in favor of Syed, there is a chance that prosecutors could appeal the decision, bringing it through yet another court. The hearing is scheduled for June.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015 ... re-hearing
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PostRe: Serial - Podcast about a real-life murder, rare hearing granted (p8)
by Monkey Man » Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:57 am

New podcast out made by Rabia so won't be particularly unbiased but might bring out some new info, 1st episode is 41mins -

http://undisclosed-podcast.com/

Serial wins a Peabody Award -

Serial (www.serialpodcast.org)
Serial/This American Life/Chicago Public Media
A audio game-changer, this compelling, multi-episode podcast closely examined the evidence against an 18-year-old facing a life sentence for murder, illuminating disturbing flaws in the justice system along the way. The first unquestionably mainstream podcast, it has been downloaded nearly 60 million times.

http://www.peabodyawards.com/stories/st ... rd-winners
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PostRe: Serial - Podcast about a real-life murder, rare hearing granted (p8)
by Monkey Man » Fri May 29, 2015 1:50 pm

NPR’s ‘Serial’ Podcast Coming Back For Seasons 2 & 3

“We are hard at work reporting not one, but two distinct new stories,” reads the email. “As it stands, we intend to launch Season Two this fall and Season Three next spring. Sorry — we can’t tell you details about the new stories yet. What we can say is that they’re very different from Season One, but no less interesting to us.”

https://deadline.com/2015/05/serial-npr ... 201434233/

Adnan Syed Of 'Serial' Gets Major Breakthrough That Paves The Way For Asia McClain's Testimony -- At Last

Posted 18/2/2015

Adnan Syed, the enigmatic subject of the wildly popular "Serial" podcast, got big news this week.

The Maryland Court Of Special Appeals on Monday handed down a major ruling in Syed's favor that effectively grants him a new evidentiary hearing and opens the door for testimony by a key witness favorable to Syed's case.

Syed's high school friend Asia McClain was never called to testify at his original 1999 trial, in which he was convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee. Syed's current counsel contends that not having McClain testify was a costly mistake by his original attorney, who has since died. McClain wrote an affidavit in 2000 establishing an alibi for Syed and filed another affidavit earlier this year claiming that former Assistant State's Attorney Kevin Urick suppressed her testimony at Syed's 2010 appeal and discouraged her from participating in the trial.

"We are very pleased with the Court of Special Appeals' ruling and we think it's the fair thing to do and it's in the interest of justice that this case be remanded to hear the testimony of Asia McClain," Syed's attorney, C. Justin Brown, told The Huffington Post Monday. "From the beginning we've wanted Asia McClain's testimony to be part of the record and now it looks likely that it'll happen."

The court wrote that its ruling was "in the interest of justice," and will give the Circuit Court for Baltimore City the opportunity to hear McClain's testimony.

According to Brown, the best outcome for Syed will be if McClain's expected testimony provides sufficient information for the the Maryland Court of Special Appeals to grant a new hearing in his case.

Syed, who maintains his innocence, became a household name after a podcast about his case debuted last fall and surpassed a milestone of 5 million downloads. "Serial" is a spinoff of the radio show and podcast "This American Life."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/1 ... 07756.html
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PostRe: Serial - Podcast about a real-life murder, Season 3 & a major ruling announced (p8)
by Monkey Man » Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:54 am

Serial murder case: Adnan Syed allowed to present new evidence

Lawyers for Adnan Syed, the subject of the hit US podcast Serial, will be allowed to present new evidence in his case after a court ruling on Friday.

Syed, 35, is serving a life sentence for the murder of Hae Min Lee in 1999.

His defence team is trying to reopen the case based on some of the questions raised in the Serial podcast over whether Syed had received a fair trial.
A judge in Baltimore has allowed lawyers to submit new evidence for the first time since his conviction.

Lawyers will now be allowed to present new evidence on two fronts: the reliability of mobile phone records and the testimony of a potential alibi.

In the 2000 trial, prosecutors relied heavily on mobile phone records that allegedly placed Syed at a park in Baltimore where Lee's body was buried. Syed, who was 17 at the time, has always maintained his innocence.

But a motion filed in court in August said a newly recovered mobile phone document showed "the cell tower evidence was misleading and should have never been admitted at trial".

The new hearing, a date for which has yet to be decided, will also hear evidence from a potential alibi for Syed.

Asia McClain, a friend of Syed's who was not heard in the original trial, claims to have seen him in a library at the time of the suspected killing.

The fact that Syed's first lawyer, Cristina Gutierrez, failed to submit this evidence in the original trial was one of the arguments used to win him the right to appeal in February.

Court papers show the hearing will also look at why Syed's defence team did not present Ms McLain as a witness and whether there was "potential prosecutorial misconduct" as a result.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34753646
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PostRe: Serial - Podcast about a real-life murder, Adnan allowed to present new evidence (p8)
by Memento Mori » Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:00 pm

Wasn't season 2 supposed to start in autumn? Autumn's nearly over.

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