Adnan Syed After 'Serial': Hearing from the Woman Who Started the Investigation

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Officials escort 'Serial' podcast subject Adnan Syed from the courthouse following the completion of the first day of hearings for a retrial in Baltimore on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016.

Attorney Rabia Chaudry played a major role in the first season of Sarah Koenig’s “Serial” podcast. Chaudry is family friend of Adnan Syed, who in 1999 was convicted and sentenced to life plus 30 years for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. She has spoken in his defense in public, and her call to This American Life initiated Koenig’s investigation. Her book, Adnan’s Story: The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial, details his life, and argues his innocence.