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‘Serial’ Case to Be Reexamined on Investigation Discovery’s ‘Adnan Syed: Innocent or Guilty?’ Documentary

Investigation Discovery will reexamine the ongoing case made famous by "Serial" on "Adnan Syed: Innocent or Guilty?” later this month.

The second season of “Serial” wasn’t exactly a cultural phenomenon on the level of its predecessor, but interest in the Adnan Syed case persists thanks to Sarah Koenig’s podcast. Investigation Discovery will reexamine the ongoing case on “Adnan Syed: Innocent or Guilty?” later this month. Syed was convicted of the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee, his former high-school girlfriend; after tens of millions of people became obsessed with his story on “Serial,” questions have arisen over both his guilt and the handling of his trial. Syed continues to maintain his innocence.

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The June 14 special will feature the first one-on-one interview with Justin Brown, Syed’s current defense attorney, as well as a medical examiner who reviewed the autopsy report named Dr. William Manion. Syed’s best friend, his original attorney for bail, the last teacher to see Lee on campus, a juror from the trial and others will all be interviewed as well. Not among the interviewees are either Koenig oor Jay Wilds, a key figure in both the original trial and in “Serial.”

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