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Old 11-16-2014, 10:31 AM
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I'm not charmed or impressed by Adnan's current day arguments any more than I am by Jay's.
But do you think the majority of listeners feel the same way?

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Here's the thing that bothers me though, and you expressed it well - a good cohesive story is more important than the contradicting evidence.
Yes, but the important point is that contradicting evidence often leads you AWAY from the truth.

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Both the legal team from the Innocence Project and the ex-cop/private investigator agree that the evidence to convict Adnan is weak.
I don't think the detective said the case was weak. IIRC, he was unsure as to whether the narrative was sound. The Innocence Project opinion is fairly important, but remember we are talking largely about law students who primarily see a subset of cases. Some of this has to be treated in the same vein as the barber who recommends a haircut. Not to minimize their opinion too much, but there are plenty of people on the other side.

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Additionally, the cops eagerly made a deal with Jay because he handed Adnan to them on a silver platter. They failed to DNA test some of the evidence and they failed to search Jay's apartment to try to trace the fibers found on the scene.
What would that really tell us though? All of that is circumstantial evidence, and we have no circumstance that puts Hae with Jay at the crucial time that make any sense. We also have no known motive for Jay to kill Hae, and no way for Jay to move the car, etc. without help. Hae was killed in a narrow time frame in a very personal way. We know these two things if nothing else. It doesn't make much sense for a stranger or for Jay to commit the crime in that way during that time.


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And unless I've missed a key part of the story, the prosecution did not successfully link Adnan to the phone for those critical 4 hours after school. Yes, the phone travelled but how do we know Adnan travelled along with it?
The prosecution didn't argue Adnan was with the phone the entire time. He was killing Hae.

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