Hae Min Lee Research Paper

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Maria Del Carmen Garcia AP Seminar 31 August 2017 Innocent Until Proven Guilty The homicide of Hae Min Lee is intriguing considering how many facts don't add up and the many holes there was and still is in the entire investigation. In the beginning no one knows who did what and who was where? It is hard to recall a day that happened months ago. Let me start by breaking down this case for you. On January 13, 1999, in Baltimore, Maryland Hae Min Lee went missing from her school. Following this event she was murdered and buried in Leakin Park. She was found in a shallow grave at Leakin Park on February 1999. Keep Leakin Park in mind as it is important to the whole case. It was later then know that she was strangled to death on January 1999. Now people started to speculate that her killer was none other than her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed. On February 28, 1999 Adnan Syed was arrested for the murder of Hae Min Lee. This was all from the result of Jay's first testimony with the detectives. Here I will tell you how absurd and inane this “speculation” is and why Adnan Syed was condemned wrongfully and injusticely. Personally I think there is a lot of evidence proving Adnan's innocence which leads me to my next claim. Adnan Syed does in fact deserve a new trial. What led me to this …show more content…

He was connected to the murder of another Korean woman through DNA testing by the name of Annelise Hyang Suk Lee. The connection between this murder and that of Hae’s is that both murders happened to be in the Baltimore area. These murders were only 10 miles apart, and both were killed by strangulation (Dickson). It is hard for me to believe that this is a coincidence since both women killed were Korean, murdered in the same area, and in the same manner. It is surprising to me how more DNA testing was not done on Hae’s body to see if this DNA matched, something that could determine Adnan’s

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