Rabia Chaudry, the attorney who originally asked journalist Sarah Koenig to take on Adnan Syed’s case, spoke out in a recent op-ed.
Syed’s murder conviction in the death of his girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, in high school turned into the plot of Koenig’s new, wildly popular podcast Serial. The star witness of the case, who says he helped Syed bury Lee’s body, Jay Wilds, recently broke his silence about his involvement, arguing Syed is guilty and that he was telling the truth.
In her Guardian op-ed, Chaudry says she’s glad Wilds recently spoke to the Intercept. She writes that she was long hoping Wilds would speak up, since his testimony was all the state of Maryland had to convict Syed. Now, she says, his most recent recounting of the story doesn’t add up—and that could work in Syed’s favor.
For example, in the trial, Wilds said he and Syed buried Lee’s body at 7pm. However, in his interview with the Intercept, Wilds says they buried the body at midnight–many hours later.
The first part of Wilds’ interview was published on Monday, followed by part two Tuesday. The third part is yet to be released.
You can read Chaudry’s full response, here.