Rabia Chaudry on Why She's Convinced Adnan Syed is Innocent and the Evidence that 'Serial' Missed

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In 2000, Adnan Syed was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his high school girlfriend Hae Min Lee. The case against Syed became the subject of the first season of Serial, the wildly popular podcast hosted by Sarah Koenig of This American Life. Syed's story took a new twist recently when a Baltimore judge vacated Syed's conviction and granted him a new trial. But Rabia Chaudry, a close family friend of Syed's, says that the producers of Serial missed key evidence that points to his innocence. In her book, "Adnan's Story," Chaudry reveals new information and points to someone else that she thinks the police should investigate.

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Rabia Chaudry, author, "Adnan's Story: The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial"; host and producer, "Undisclosed" podcast; Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow, U.S. Institute of Peace