Hae Min Lee Case Study

1004 Words5 Pages
The case of Hae Min Lee was originally only prominent within Baltimore County of Maryland. It has the trappings of a typical high school murder; a teen is angry at their ex-boyfriend/girlfriend for breaking up with them and as a result, would murder them. However, the case has gained international attention largely due to the investigations from ‘Serial’, which revealed an abnormal number of inconsistencies within the case against Adnan Syed, allowing Syed to be granted a new trial. Based on evidence that is present, Adnan is most likely innocent of the murder of Hae Min Lee because of the lack of concrete physical evidence that would signify his guilt. After all, if there is no physical evidence that would prove a suspect’s involvement in a crime,…show more content…
First off, The Nisha Call is a single call at 3:32 PM that is considered to be the “smoking gun” for the state. During Adnan’s trial, Nisha discusses how Adnan talked about how he was invited to Jay’s workplace at a video store and that Jay wanted to greet her. This call is extremely significant to the case because the call contradicts Adnan’s statement that he was at track practice at Woodlawn High School around this time, since only Adnan knows who Nisha is, demonstrating that Adnan is being dishonest about his whereabouts in the afternoon, a potential indication that he did indeed murder Hae. Furthermore, the call corroborates with Jay’s story, as it places Adnan with Jay during the afternoon. However, there is a possible explanation for this call. According to ‘Serial’, in the fine print of a document of a class action lawsuit against AT&T in 1999, the company billed calls that were beyond a reasonable length, which is thirty seconds. This provides evidence to Adnan’s theory that the Nisha Call is actually a butt-dial as the duration of the call was two minutes and twenty-two seconds and as a result, would be labeled on Adnan’s cell phone records. Additionally, although Nisha

More about Hae Min Lee Case Study

Open Document