According to JK Rowling in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, “Killing is not so easy as the innocent believe.” On January 13, 1999 Hae Min Lee, a senior at Woodlawn High School, Baltimore, Maryland disappeared. Almost a month later, on February 9, 1999, her body was found lifeless in Leakin Park. Moreover, the results of the autopsy stated that the victim died of manual strangulation. In the most unfortunate cases, the crime was blamed on her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, who got convicted of first degree murder serving a life sentence in jail.
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
Anya Schultz, the author of a review titled Serial: A Captivating New Podcast, works to show how multiple narratives and stories can be manipulated and sometimes vastly misinterpreted. Serial, an intriguing, enthralling podcast hosted by Sarah Koenig, tells the story of Hae Min Lee, a young, beautiful, high school senior who was murdered in 1999. Lee 's case, as Koenig and Schultz point out, has a few missing pieces of information that were never accounted for. For example, how did the jury come to the conclusion that Lee 's ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, was truly guilty? Why did Syed 's lawyer forget to mention the letter from his acquaintance Asia McClain that could have polished his alibi?
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.
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.
A young boy name Adnan syed has been jailed for six-teen year because he was found guilty for murder of his ex girlfriend Hae Min Lee. A woman named Sarah kogen reopened Adnan Syed case after fifteen years of serving jail. it is obvious that Adnan Syed is not guilty because the evidence that was found was not tested. Also prosecutor jay was caught lying and keep changing his history.
This quote proves Adnan is innocent because their was an ice storm the day Hae went missing and Adnan wouldn’t been able to kill her on that day. Adnan isn’t guilty because Asia wants to prove that he is innocent. “I just wanted you to know where I stode in this entire issue (on the centerline).” This quote proves that Adnan is innocent because Asia wants to prove the court wrong. Therefore, Adnan isn’t guilty because Asia wants to prove that Adnan didn’t kill Hae and she wants to prove the court
There were no reasonable doubts about his innocence. The only logical answer seems to that, this is not a case of one man’s innocence rather the bias of someone involved in this case. Adnan’s freedom was forestalled due to this unknown because of one man’s story and one phone call from a phone log. This evidence should not have been the cause of a conviction, and should not be keeping an innocent man lock away behind bars. Adnan is innocent and should currently be a free
From that point of view, I can see why people may think that Adnan is innocent, but most of what Jay had said, matched up to what the evidence had shown which makes Adnan look guilty. From this evidence it makes Adnan look bad, but from listening to Jay 's story it doesn’t seem that the police had gone into much detail as to which they should have to find out if Adnan had really been the killer. They should release Adnan until they find further information on if he really is guilty or turns out he’s innocent. I believe that the police should go further into the case to find more evidence before they actually convict Adnan Syed of
When Mr. S first found Haes body there were a bunch of evidence, but the items that stuck out to me were the empty bottles and the rope, but the bottles and rope were never tested so we didn 't know if Adnan was drinking that night or if the real killer used the rope (Koenig, “Leaking Park”). Another part of evidence that never made sense was the phone booth at best buy (Koenig,”To be suspected”). This phone was used to call Jay to pick Adnan up right before they buried Hae 's body, but a number of people said and the blueprints showed that there wasn 't even a phone booth there so he couldn 't of made the call. A third part is Haes car, they found it in an odd place but they didn 't run any prints to see if anyone else but Andn was in the car (Koenig, To be suspected.) Hae 's car I think was a bad part on the
Jay came in months later to talk about what happened that day and he owned up to being an assist to murder. I feel that he should have gotten some time in jail because he claims to have been there at the scene and helped to bury Hae. When Jay started getting heavily questioned he had a very guilty tone of voice to himself. His voice dimmed down and then raised to an almost yell. I could almost place the reactions
In the article “On Punishment and Teen Killers” by Jennifer Jenkins, she tells the story of a teenager who murdered a wife and her husband. It happened in 1990 in suburban chicago. The teen shot her and her first child still in the womb. The teen claimed that he just wanted to shoot
The fiber evidence presented in this case was so overwhelming and simply was the driving force leading to Wayne Williams conviction. I do not believe the prosecution would have been able to obtain the same results without it. The credibility of the FBI forensics investigators and their reputable crime lab made for excellent testimony concerning the fiber evidence at trail, which the defense was simply ill prepared to counter attack its merits (The Atlanta, n.d.). Other evidence was presented in this case, and much of this evidence while certainly impactful on the case and to members of the jury, this evidence alone without the fiber evidence would surely not have held up to the standard of beyond a reasonable doubt.
Is Jay credible? I don’t think so, based on the Serial episodes watched in class. Jay has told police and the jury that he lied in order to avoid criminal punishment. For example, in one of Jay’s testimony with the police, he gave an entirely different story than his initial two statements. When the police questioned why he hadn’t told the truth before, he confessed that he lied on the previous testimonies to cover the fact that he bought and sold marijuana.