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Serial S01 - Ep. 8: The Deal With Jay

Serial

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🗓️ 13 November 2014

⏱️ 43 minutes

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The state’s case against Adnan Syed hinged on Jay’s credibility; he was their star witness and also, because of his changing statements to police, their chief liability. Naturally, Adnan’s lawyer tried hard to make Jay look untrustworthy at trial. So, how did the jurors make sense of Jay? For that matter, how did the cops make sense of Jay? How are we supposed to make sense of Jay?

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0:00.0

Previously on cereal.

0:02.0

I think like the odds of you getting the charming sociopath you're just not that lucky.

0:08.0

But with today it was more so kind of like I don't know in my mind I was kind of like maybe the police are putting them up to this.

0:14.0

I said what was your involvement?

0:17.0

Were you involved?

0:19.0

And he said no.

0:21.0

Before you stated that you'd be willing to take a sound and show us where the bib was parked.

0:26.0

No problem. Are you still willing to do that?

0:28.0

Yes.

0:59.0

Okay. My name is Miss Stella Armstrong, Baltimore, Maryland.

1:05.0

And you were a juror on the Adnan Sayed case, right?

1:09.0

Yes I was.

1:11.0

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1:14.0

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1:17.0

I wanted to know from Stella Armstrong why she voted to convict Adnan Sayed.

1:22.0

She immediately talked about Jay that she believed him.

1:26.0

Like I said, it's been a while but I remember the one young man who was supposedly his friend who had enabled him to move the body.

1:36.0

Right.

1:37.0

And that struck me that why would you admit to doing something that drastic if you hadn't done it?

1:43.0

You know what I mean? For what reason? What was he going to gain from that? He still had to go to jail.

1:48.0

Yeah. Actually he didn't go to jail.

1:50.0

Oh he didn't? The friend didn't?

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