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The podcast Serial by Sarah Koenig is about a teenager who is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend. I believe that Adnan is innocent because Jay and the neighbor boy are lying about their story, Asia Mcclain’s letter’s and story, and finally Jay doesn’t seem like he’s very reliable. First, let’s talk about why Jay and the neighbor boy are lying about their story. I think they’re lying about their story to protect themselves because nobody can run around saying that they saw a body in a car without the cops finding out and Adnan getting caught with the body then. Also, who would remember that exact name 15 years later. When the girl said that the neighbor boy told her about Hae’s body and who had it, it sounded scripted. Next,
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In his stories he changes times and places constantly, but I don’t know if it’s just not being able to remember or if he’s changing his story because he doesn’t remember what lies he said last time they interviewed him. Something that doesn’t seem right is that Adnan says that track practice ends at 4:30 or 5 and Jay states that he dropped him off then. I think Adnan knows what he’s saying because he’s been going to track for most of highschool so he would remember when it starts and stops.One thing that noticeably changes is the mall that Jay says they went to. First he states that they went to Westview mall but, in his second interview and in his testimony in the second trial, he states that they went to Security Square mall. One other thing that i think is kind of odd is what Jay says he did after dropping Adnan off at school. It’s different in all 3 of his interviews. First he just goes to Jenn’s house and stays for 3 hours. Then he goes to Jenn’s and she isn’t there but he plays video games with her brother and tells Jenn that Adnan is going to kill Hae. Finally, his trial is the most jumbled one. He goes to Jenn’s and plays video games with her brother. Then leaves to finish shopping, he was shopping with Adnan before school but Adnan denies that they went shopping, with Jenn’s brother. Finally he returns her brother and Jenn gets back from work. He never tells Jenn that Adnan is going to kill hae in his testimony. I would think that that’s some crucial evidence that he left out in two out of three of his interviews. If Jay’s time estimates during the testimony are right, his story is an hour off of what the cell phone towers say. Now that doesn’t look good at all for Jay because it proves that he is lying or changing up his

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