I believe Adnan Syed is innocent. At the very least, deserves a retrial.
After watching the podcast Serial, the circumstances around the death of Hae Min Lee’s murder and the conviction of Adnan Syed seem confusing.
First of, I think it is important to note that there was no physical evidence to link Syed to the murder. Without physical evidence, I believe that makes the case weak.
Second, the conviction is based on witness testimony. I don’t think that is very trustworthy. People are sketchy. Jay Wilds testified that he helped Syed bury the body. I think Wilds statement is exactly what makes him lack credibility as a witness. There is a lot of evidence that Jay is a liar (Here’s a blog, providing that info).
According to Vox.com “Jay… was a serious drug dealer living in a culture that feared and mistrusted the police”. This is used as a reason to explain Jays inconsistencies- he is just scared of getting in trouble for drug dealing, but in my opinion this just is further proof of bad character, and more reason why this witness lacks credibility. Can’t trust a liar nor a lying drug dealer.
So not only do I find Jay Wilds credibility lacking, there is also a witness that claims to have been with Syed at the time of the murder.
Furthermore, there is new evidence of forensic analysis:
This case really does take you back and forth, which is also what the Serial podcast did- is he or isn’t he? It is because of the fact that there is reasonable doubt that I believe Adnan Syed deserves a retrial.