No parents should ever have to bury their children. For the Lee family they not only lost a child but still live with the horror of not knowing who took their daughter’s life. On January 13, 1999, Baltimore, Maryland was racked with drama and tension when Woodlawn High School senior Hae Min Lee disappeared after school. Her mutilated body was discovered behind a log in Leakin Park on February 9, 1999 by a mysterious man know as Mr. S. Reports pin the cause of death on strangulation. After a long and drawn out trial, Hae Min Lee’s ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, was convicted of the crime and sentenced to life in prison. However, despite the conviction the whereabouts of Adnan Syed are very blurry on the day of Hae Min Lee’s death. Asia McClain,
On February 9th, 1999, Hae Min Lee’s body was found buried in a shallow grave in Leakin Park––death by strangulation. Later that year, an innocent man by the name of Adnan Syed was convicted on an extremely shaky case for the murder of this young girl. However incriminating the call records may appear at first glance, Adnan Syed, with an alibi to prove his innocence, had no motive to kill Hae Min Lee.
“Between noon and five pm that day, there are seven outgoing calls on the log, six of them are to people Jay knows, the seventh is to Nisha, someone only Adnan knew” (Koenig, “The Case Against Adnan Syed”). This shows that Adnan either left track early, or he never went to track. However, this call could have been made accidentally by Jay. Also, “AT&T will charge you for that call even if it’s unanswered” (Koenig, “What We Know”). This accounts for the fact that he got charged for it, which makes sense now that we know this part of the contract. If her number was on speed dial, it wouldn’t have taken much to accidentally call her and not realize it right away. Along with this, cell records show a call that pings a tower near Leakin Park the day of the murder. “‘yes, the way the science is explained in here is right’” (Koenig, “Route Talk”). The cell expert did, in fact, explain and test the evidence the right way. Adnan did in fact ping a cell tower that was located near Leakin Park when he called someone. However, this just means he was within range of this tower, not necessarily in the park. Just because he pinged the cell tower doesn’t mean he was in Leakin Park. “Rather than pinpoint a suspect’s whereabouts, cell-tower records can put someone within an area of several hundred square miles
Have you ever wondered what comes in play in a first-degree murder? How do you know if the person is getting a fair chance for justice? On January 13th, 1999 a girl named Hae Min Lee went missing. Adnan Syed, a Pakistani Muslim was accused of first-degree murder of killing his ex-girlfriend Hae. Adnan and Hae both went to Woodlawn High School in Baltimore, Maryland. Currently, Adnan Syed is serving life sentence of the murder of Hae. Some say that the evidence provided by this case does not give a solid conclusion that Adnan Syed killed Hae, while others say that the evidence gives substantial proof that Adnan is the killer. Racial profiling and a lack of attention to significant evidence caused Adnan Syed to receive an unfair trial of murdering
Jay’s story is that he helped Adnan bury Haes body, thus Adnan killed Hae. He lays out their whole day to the cops, but his story consistently changes. He told the cops one story during the taped interviews and then drops parts of it during trial, every time he tells the story details shift. One person’s story should not be enough evidence that someone committed a murder, there needs to be hard physical proof behind it. The state uses Jays story as proof that Adnan must have killed Hae, but people lie under oath all the time and Jay could easily be framing Adnan. To convict someone of murder there should be physical evidence, not just a story, and the state couldn’t come up with the hard physical evidence that they needed so they laid out a convincing timeline connecting the cell phone records to Jay’s
Who really is the murder of Hae Min Lee? Two high school teenagers who go to Woodland High School are suspects of Hae Min Lee’s murder. Hae was murdered by manual strangulation, but there was not enough evidence to prove Adnan guilty. Adnan’s friend Jay admitted to helping Adnan bury the body. An investigative reporter named Sarah Koenig made a podcast in 2014 about Lee’s murder. Sarah collects evidence of Adnan’s case to see if he is truly guilty or not. The podcast has become particularly popular given the circumstances of the case. Adnan should not have been convicted of Hae Min Lee’s murder, because there is not enough evidence to prove Adnan guilty.
On January 13, 1999, a high schooler named Hae Min Lee was murdered. Police instantly questioned anyone who may be associated with the case. Everyone stated what they knew about the murder, but all the pieces contradicted one another. Is Adnan innocent or guilty? The case of Hae Min Lee disappearing struck everyone. It was an ordinary day until Hae’s cousin’s family noticed she didn't pick her little cousin up. Adnan Syed, an ex-boyfriend of Hae’s, and Jay Wilds, the witness that testified against Adnan in court, are two suspects that could have murdered Hae. Sarah Keonig, an investigator from the Serial Podcast, is curious about what really occurred and reopened the case practically seventeen years later. As
Detective Deirdre Enright says, “You don’t have enough to put Adnan away, not to me you don’t,” in episode seven of the Serial podcast. Sarah Koenig is the narrator of this podcast, and she delivers the evidence in an unbiased tone so that the audience can develop their own stance on the case, without being subconsciously swayed by her opinion. The case focuses on the trial of Adnan Syed, and debates whether or not he killed Hae Min Lee on January 13th, 1999. After weighing in all the facts, rumors, and theories, the only logical answer is that Adnan is, without a doubt, innocent of murdering Hae Lee.
Adnan Syed who is now 35, was sentenced to life in 1999 for the murder of his girlfriend Hae Min Lee. Was he innocent or guilty? Syed was blamed guilty but in the podcast Serial, the host Sarah Koenig discovers many things about the day of the murder and different sides of the story. Adnan Syed is innocent. As Sarah Koenig interviews the friends and family of Adnan Syed she learns lots of information the judges and detectives decided to disregard. She discovers information that could potentially free Adnan or at the minimum give him another trial.
On January 13th of 1999, a High School student named Hae Min Lee was murdered and the cause of death was manual strangulation. “Who did it?” was the main question everyone had. In my opinion, I think Adnan Syed, the main person and her ex-boyfriend, was responsible for all of this because there is enough evidence to prove his guilt and if there is enough evidence, then you can prove whether or not someone is innocent or guilty. Some may say that he is innocent because he has an alibi witness, but the witness’s case does not hold up and are not reliable because they also do not match any stories.
Recently, I foucused on the famous podcast serial that a teenager, Hae Min Lee was killed in January, 1999. Hae’s ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed, the convicted murder has gone in the jail suffering the life sentences for about fifteen years. As the new investigation started, more and more factual evidences and testimonies testified that Adnan was still the most potential murder for Hae’s case.
Each of the alibi from Jay and Adnan were different ,except that he and Jay went to different places after Adnan track practice, but what was most shocking was during the time school end to 3:04 the time Jay said Adnan called him. It was impossible to do the exact thing as the day went because that was the day the bus left because the left way later than it was needed about 15 mins. The next logical place was the library where Adnan said he was but it was packed that day so it would be extremely difficult to kill someone at the library or the best buy. If people say he was at the Library it would’ve shut out Jay’s alibi and he couldn't change how he said Adnan Syed murder
In the detective’s notes, it says “Patapsco Valley State Park 1630 hour” and next to it says “Sun getting ready to hit mountain tops”. In episode 5 Sarah clarifies that 1630 hour is 4:30 and sunset that day wasn't until 5:05. Jay says that at the cliff Adnan and he talked about how it was when he killed Hae and that he felt sad but not really, “We’re standing, overlooking a whole bunch of stuff at this cliff and he starts telling me about how it was when he killed her. How he said he wrapped his hand around her and-- her throat and she started kicking and he said he looked up to make sure nobody was looking in the car at him,” (Jay, ep.5). Sarah comes on and says that at the trail the whole conversation at the cliff never happened and instead the conversation took place in Adnan's car, “Come trial, when Jay’s on the stand talking about where they went that day, this whole trip to Patapsco, it never happens. It’s just not there. That talk they have? Instead, it happens in Adnan’s car,” (Koenig, ep.5). This is also example of Jay changing his
If you’re going to murder your ex-girlfriend you should probably find a better way of covering it up. Adnan is a senior in a high school in Baltimore, Maryland where his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee was reported lost on January 13th, 1999 and found in Leakin Park on February 9th. Adnan Syed was found guilty of first degree murder, the main witness in the case was his thought to be best friend Jay, who we later learned felt like Adnan wasn’t a close friend. The reasons that Adnan murdered Hae Min Lee all add up, Adnan has a motive having Hae being of different culture he put a lot on the line to date her, Jay claims to have seen Adnan with Hae in the trunk of a car that Adnan had and, Adnan also had no alibi to where he was at the time of Hae’s
The ex boyfriend who’s name was Adnan Syed was accused of killing his girlfriend but claims that he is innocent and he’s trying to make himself not seem guilty. Adnan Syed is the murder of killing Hae Lee who is his ex girlfriend. Hae lee went missing on January 13, 1999. Four weeks later her body as found in Linkin Park. The case was towards Adnan Syed, who was convicted and sent to jail for life for the murder. Body paragraph 1 will explain the cell records ( ep.4), body paragraph 2 will explain the Nisha call (ep.6), body paragraph 3 will explain Jay corroboration (ep.5), and the rest of the evidence will provide more on Adnan Syed being guilty. In addition the first piece of evidence will provide a witness who mentions perfectly Adnan.