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Serial S01 Update 2: Day 02, Adnan Syed’s Hearing

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🗓️ 18 December 2014

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February 2016: Sarah Koenig ducks back into the Adnan Syed case for a few days. There’s a hearing in Baltimore—a court proceeding that’s been nearly sixteen years in the making. Syed’s attorney will introduce new evidence, and present a case for why his conviction should be overturned. Sarah and producer Dana Chivvis will discuss what happens, day by day.

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0:00.0

Hello. Are you back in your boot war?

0:07.8

Yeah, I am. I really like it in here now. I might just stay in here all night.

0:15.4

Alright, so today was the second day of the hearing.

0:20.8

Yes.

0:21.8

So how did it go for Asia today?

0:25.4

They really went after her. Today was mostly the state cross-examining her. They really attacked

0:32.7

her testimony in a bunch of ways. One of the things they brought up was this whole snow issue.

0:41.2

Because you remember when I talked to her on the phone that time, when I was reporting

0:45.7

this story, and she called me, she said she remembered that day specifically January 13,

0:51.7

1999.

0:52.7

So today, he goes missing? The day he goes missing. She remembered seeing a nun in the

0:56.0

library, and she said to me, because of the snow. Do you remember that?

0:59.5

Yeah, yeah, right.

1:00.5

Yeah, she was like, I remember because it was the first snow of the year, and there was

1:04.2

all the snow. And the state today, the prosecutor, he was like, are you sure you have the right

1:14.3

day? Because there wasn't snow that day, was there? Like he sort of referenced what

1:18.8

she had said to me. I mean, that was something we kind of had a question about too, because

1:23.8

she was very clear with you. She got snowed in at her boyfriend's house, and then the

1:29.2

next two days were snow days. So she's very clear that she ties this memory to the snow,

1:34.7

right?

1:35.7

Yeah, yeah.

1:36.7

So we kind of wondered about that.

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