Adnan's Story The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/9/2016
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press

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Now a New York Times bestseller

Includes an update from Rabia on Adnan's vacated murder conviction in summer 2016

Serial only told part of the storyÖ

In early 2000, Adnan Syed was convicted and sentenced to life plus thirty years for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, a high school senior in Baltimore, Maryland. Syed has maintained his innocence, and Rabia Chaudry, a family friend, has always believed him. By 2013, after almost all appeals had been exhausted, Rabia contacted Sarah Koenig, a producer at This American Life, in hopes of finding a journalist who could shed light on Adnanís story. In 2014, Koenig's investigation turned into Serial, a Peabody Award-winning podcast with more than 500 million international listeners

But Serial did not tell the whole story. In this compelling narrative, Rabia Chaudry presents new key evidence that she maintains dismantles the State's case: a potential new suspect, forensics indicating Hae was killed and kept somewhere for almost half a day, and documentation withheld by the State that destroys the cell phone evidence -- among many other points -- and she shows how fans of Serial joined a crowd-sourced investigation into a case riddled with errors and strange twists. Adnan's Story also shares Adnanís life in prison, and weaves in his personal reflections, including never-before-seen letters. Chaudry, who is committed to exonerating Adnan, makes it clear that justice is yet to be achieved in this much examined case.

Author Biography

RABIA CHAUDRY is an attorney, president of the Safe Nation Collaborative, and National Security Fellow at the New America Foundation. She is a frequent public speaker and her writing has appeared in numerous outlets including Time.com, The Huffington Post, and the Chicago Times. A family friend of Adnan Syed, she has long advocated on behalf of his innocence and contacted Sarah Koenig, who investigated Syed's case in the podcast Serial. Rabia is the cohost (with Susan Simpson and Colin Miller) of Undisclosed, a podcast that discusses the case of the State vs. Adnan Syed from a legal perspective.

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