Life Can Change In A Blink Of An Eye.The Ones You Call
1292 WordsMar 9, 20176 Pages
Life can change in a blink of an eye. The ones you call your friends can turn on you. And going from one person’s ex to their murderer is all surreal. That’s what happened to 17-year-old Adnan Syed when he was convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. In 1999, just weeks after Lee’s body was found at a local park, Syed was sentenced to life in prison plus an additional thirty years on the charge of first-degree murder. The conviction all came down to the testimony of one eyewitness, Jay Wilds, who said it was Syed who killed Lee. Sarah Koenig the creator and host of Serial, recaps details about the day Hae Min Lee was murdered, Serial goes on to prove that Syed should have never been convicted of Lee’s murder, which leads…show more content…
This is significant to my argument because Lee was still alive and Syed was in the library. Asia McClain, who says she saw Syed in the school library at the time Lee was killed. The 2:36-time frame that the police indicated Lee was killed does not match the same exact time frame of others, which proves that Syed is innocent.
The case against Adnan Syed consisted of a lot of inconsistencies, starting with a witness testimony that would eventually lead to a guilty verdict. Throughout the entire trial, the witness testimony changed more than five times to fit the layout of the police agenda. Since Jay Wilds was the only witness of the case, it was his word against Syed’s. When Wilds was questioned by the police, he told them that Syed had anticipated on killing Lee. It became clear to them that Syed had done it. On the day of the murder, Wilds indicated that Syed called him from a payphone located at Best Buy. Upon Wilds arrival, Syed had already killed Lee and placed her in the trunk of her car (“Deal”). But some question the details of the Wilds’ story. When Wilds was questioned by the police a second time more than three hours of his confession was not recorded referred as the “Black Hole” (“Deal”). This period is possibly when the police and Wilds constructed his testimony to fit within their layout of that day. Another inconsistency that wasn’t looked at very much, was the payphone that Wilds indicated Syed called him from.