Eileena Luu Mrs. Eddins English II Honors 03/30/23 Opening Statement Greetings, people of the jury, my name is Eileena Luu. I am here to represent the prosecution of Adnan Syed who murdered Hae Min Lee. When Hae told Adnan that she would be breaking up with him for the final time he was heart-wrenched as if someone had taken a piece of him away. Sadness and anguish continued to consume him more after he found out that Hae would quickly find another partner to share her love with.
Is the murderer truly guilty or was he at the wrong place at the wrong time? In the podcast Serial by Sarah Koenig has an impact on Adnan being guilty of murdering Hae Min Lee. The explanation of the lasting impact of guilt for murder underlines the difficult question that surrounds Adnan regarding whether he is guilty of murdering Hae min lee. There are many debates on how Adnan is guilty but there are two that stick out. Adnan Syed is guilty of killing Hae min lee because of the cell phone records pinpointed near the burial site where Hae’s body was discovered.
Murder, the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another. Premeditated means that the killing of the person was planned out, this helps support that Adnan Syed is not guilty. In 1999 an eighteen year old girl named Hae Min Lee went missing from Baltimore, Maryland. Her ex boyfriend Adnan Syed was accused of murdering her and disposing her body in Leakin park. The problem is that all the evidence used to persecute Adnan does not add up to make a strong case.
In the podcast “Serial” by Sarah Koenig, Adnan expressed his anger over the breakup. The breakup could have lashed out anger which could have driven Adnan towards violence against Hae, leading her to her demise. However, this is one possibility out of many that could have motivated Adnan to commit such a horrendous crime. Possibly, Adnan and Hae’s secret relationship could have led up to Hae’s tragic death. Also, Adnan’s religion affects the relationship which leads up to Hae Min Lee’s tragic death.
In my opinion, I think Adnan Syed is innocent what do you think? This argumentative essay is about a serial podcast is about the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee. The person charged for her murder and sentenced to 15 years in prison was Adnan Syed but due to the evidence I do not think Adnan Syed is Guilty of the murder of Hae Min Lee. The first reason why I think Adnan Syed is innocent.
Of course, many people think Adnan Syed is guilty of murdering Hae by contradicting himself, by saying, “I am in here for my own mistakes.” He might have been on the edge of confessing his guilt until Sarah caught this and asked what he meant, and quickly recovers from his mistake. Adnan also slips his tongue by saying that he wants people to only look at the evidence, and not his personality. If I were convicted of a crime I would certainly like to have my personality be looked at, if I were innocent. So they could see what good I have done.
Adnan Syed Innocent or Guilty? If asked 12 weeks ago, it would have been so simple, but now a question that once seemed straight forward, is so complex. Sarah Koenig reports on the mystery, that all started on January 13, 1999, when an 18-year-old girl by the name of Hae Min Lee went missing. One month later, on February 9th, her body was found in Leakin Park, in Baltimore, Maryland. After an extensive autopsy, it was found that Hae was strangled to her death.
Instead, the entire case rests on the shoulders of one person. Investigators should never believe someone without more proof to support their words, but of course, there was none. Physical evidence is the only believable part of a case, because it cannot be disproven and it will not lie. Without it, Adnan could not be brought to his knees. Jay Wilds was the only thing that the State had against Adnan, and that clearly was not
Relationships, lies, murder, conviction. These are all aspects that come into play when talking about the January 13th, 1999 murder of high school student Hae Min Lee. Adnan Syed, Hae’s 17-year-old ex-boyfriend was convicted of her murder in 2000. The problem with this is that the only evidence the state had to convict Adnan was the stories told by others, specifically someone named Jay who was with Adnan for some of the day Hae went missing and had possession of Adnan’s car and cell phone. He claims Adnan made him come pick him up after the murder was committed and assist him in burying Hae’s body.
The court did not have enough conclusive evidence to pin the murder on Adnan. I also believe other steps should have been taken, if not before the trial right afterwards, like testing the DNA they found on Hae and in her car. I also believe Adnan's lawyer should have talked to Asia and that the police should have checked more into some of Jay's statements. There are some coincidences that might seem like the murderer could have been Jay, Adnan or friends of theirs instead of a random person. I just personally believe, that if this were to happen nowadays Adnan would not have received the plea he did, more information would have to be brought into the case.
This was quite the battle for Adnan Syed, a young oriental male who was accused of murdering his long-time girlfriend in January of 1999. Hae-Min Lee, Adnan’s girlfriend, went missing in January and her body was found buried in a local park 3 weeks later. Adnan Syed is innocent of killing Hae-Min Lee because of three reasons: Cristina Gutierrez, Adnan’s lawyer, failed to put him in a position to win the trial, Jay is not an effective witness, and the window of time does not match up. Adnan is not at fault
Think about how often people get arrested and how often trials are held every year, let alone everyday. Oftentimes, innocent people are accused and charged for a crime that wasn’t there fault. This was the case for Adnan Syed, an innocent guy who was put in jail for a murder case. On January 13, 1999, Hae Min Lee was murdered at the age of 17. The evidence for this case was very unexplainable, but of course, the state went after Hae’s ex-boyfriend Adnan who really had nothing to do with the murder.
Can you imagine losing a close friend or family member? Would it be more of a loss if they were killed by someone that they trusted and were close to them? Well one cold day in January of 1999 that is exactly what happened to a teenage girl by the name of Hae Min Lee. In this murder case there was one culprit, but he could not even recall that day. Adnan Syed was the ex-boyfriend of Hae, and he had plenty of reasons to want to commit such a heinous crime.
He says “uh, I do remember that phone call.” ( Koenig, “The Alibi”)This makes it really hard to believe that Adnan wasn’t lying about not remembering anything about the day Of Hae’s death. It’s hard to believe that Adnan didn't remember anything about the day his ex-girlfriend was murdered especially since he still had feelings for
Is Adnan Syed innocent or guilty? On January 13, 1999, Hae Min Lee was a senior at Woodland High School went missing. One month later, her body was found and her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed was arrested for her murder. I believe that Adnan is innocent because he was seen at the library the day Hae Min Lee went missing and Adnan had an alibi who saw and talked to him at the library the day Hae Min Lee went missing. The first reason I believe Adnan is innocent because he was seen at the library the day Hae Min Lee went missing.