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
I was able to identify and conduct interviews with all of the suspects as well check MVA (Maryland Vehicle Accident) records, NCIC (National Crime Information Center) records, police records and traced weapons that were found. The only thing I was unable to do that I said I would in the original plan was send some evidence for testing as some of the items were tested in
This was proven by the locations of the pings given by cell towers. On Adnan’s part, both I and the reporter found his actions of not contacting Hae after she disappeared highly suspicious. I began to question Adnan’s integrity after I heard this. From jail, Adnan references a possible third party when he makes an odd call to someone at Kathy’s home. I wonder why the police never went the extra mile to figure out where that call came from.
Fulminante (1991), Oreste Fulminante had been convicted of the murder of his step-daughter, Jeneane Hunt. Prior to his murder conviction, he had been arrested and incarcerated for another crime, not related to the murder of his step-daughter. While incarcerated, Fulminante befriended another inmate, Anthony Sarivola, who was also an informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Upon direction from Sarivola’s FBI contact, Sarivola worked to see if he could find out more information regarding the allegations that Fulminante had killed his step-daughter. Sarivola later had a conversation with Fulminante regarding the rough treatment he had been receiving from other inmates and offered to protect him if he would tell him the truth about the murder of his step-daughter, Jeneane.
“When I don’t like the answers, I’ll turn it upside down. You figure out what’s wrong with the answer you gave me” (218). Steve and O’Brien had went over what he was going to say prior to the court session, but if he was innocent there would be nothing to worry about. Steve also had flashbacks that the jury doesn’t know about, including where he talks to King about needing money and wanting to rob a bank (50). The jury has no idea that the conversation had happened so they did not have enough information to deliver a verdict of guilty.
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. Things that prove Adnan’s innocence are the breakup between him and Hae, how Adnan thought about and his feelings towards Hae, how the times and stories told with others didn’t suit well, and his alibi. Additionally, his DNA didn’t match with items found near Hae and her autopsy and medical evidence didn’ match the stories told by Jay, inaccurate stories that the state relied on. As has been noted, the past relationship and breakup had a big part in Adnan’s conviction, however according to many people, this doesn’t add up. The motive for this murder, claimed by the state, was that Adnan was upset about the breakup between
The Mysterious Disappearance of Bracha 's Cellphone The special inquiry committee set up to probe Brig. General Ephraim Bracha 's suicide, has yet to find his cellphone, which has literally disappeared. Hadas Steif reported on Galei Tzhahal that disappearance of the phone is troubling police personnel and they are disturbed that it has not yet surfaced. Did Bracha deliberately destroy his phone because it contained damaging information? Steif believes that this may bring a turnabout in the investigation.
South Asian man are more likely to be blamed for a crime because of their connection to ISIS. Seral is a podcast that is about a Museum boy named Adnan that went against his religion to date a Korean girl named Hae that also went against her religion to date but after a few weeks of breaking up Hae started dating a new guy named Don. Everything was good until a few weeks later Hae went missing and was late found dead in Leakin Park. Adnan friend and drug deal Jay told the police that he was with Adnan at the time that he was buring Hae’s body. The police ended up chagrining Adnan for the murdered.
George suspects the cheating, but never truly discovers what is going on before she dies. Tom lied to George as well in order to keep his affair secret. He then ends up saving himself and killing Gatsby by blaming Myrtle 's death on Gatsby in the quote, ”He ran over Myrtle like you 'd run over a dog and never even stopped his car" (178). He explains this here, “There was nothing I could say, except the one unutterable fact that it wasn 't true” (178). Over time, the consequences begin to take effect on George and his mental health goes downhill due to the shadieness of the upper class.
Finally, I would like to look at a podcast called Serial. The first season of Serial follows the murder of a high school senior Hae Min Lee in 1999. After searching for six weeks, her body is found buried in the local park. Her ex-boyfriend, Adnan, is arrested and charged with her murder. However, Sarah Koenig, host of Serial, believes there is something fishy about the case from the start.