Adnan Syed: The Murder Of Hae Min Lee

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How many judicial cases are overturned because of bad evidence? Producer Sarah Koenig tells us about the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee, an 18-year-old high school student from Baltimore county, Maryland. Her body was found six weeks later in a shallow grave in a local park. Her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed was convicted of her murder the following year on what many consider thin evidence and is now serving a life sentence in prison. Adnan Syed should not have been convicted for the murder of Hae Min Lee. There was not enough evidence to prove if Adnan was innocent or guilty. There were multiple people that said that Jay had Adnan’s phone but Adnan called Jay at least twice which means that Adnan would have had to use a payphone or borrow a phone. And supposedly Adnan was sitting in the best buy parking lot when he called Jay. Also in the time it took …show more content…

In his most recent appeal, Adnan claims that his lawyer, Cristina Gutierrez, failed to provide an effective defense. Specifically, she never contacted the alibi witness, Asia McLean, and she never pursued any plea-bargain conversations that Syed had requested. Whether these accounts are true or not, it seems like Adnan didn’t get Gutierrez’ A-game when she was defending his life. This evidence supports the claim because it shows that Gutierrez did not use all of her evidence properly and seems as though she did not prepare enough for the trial which is probably a key factor of why Adnan was convicted in the first place. Christina Gutierrez was having medical issues but she didn’t know it. After the trial where Adnan was convicted of 1st degree murder Gutierrez died of cancer. I believe that Gutierrez might have actually been suffering from cancer during the time she was Adnan’s lawyer but just didn’t realize it yet. So that might have actually impacted the fact that she was a sucky lawyer. Not the fact that there wasn’t enough evidence to prove if Adnan was guilty or

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