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‘The Case Against Adnan Syed’ will make you rethink true-crime

The question of innocence and guilt is bigger than Adnan Syed.Image: hbo After the obsessive internet sleuthing that followed Serial Season 1, the prospect of re-examining Adnan Syed’s conviction for the murder of Hae Min Lee sounded exhausting.  And yet, roughly five years later, The Case Against Adnan Syed, which premieres Sunday night on HBO,delivers shocking new revelations on a story many true-crime fans know better than the back of their hands. Hae was found murdered in her car in 1999, leading to the conviction of her boyfriend Adnan a…

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Serial is back but can it make a difference in the gritty new era of true-crime podcasting?

From The Teachers Pet to Spr, true crime is making a real dent in the criminal justice system worldwide. Can the third series of the pioneering podcast Serial keep up? On paper, the first season of Serial, launched in 2014, didnt exactly scream hit. Who would have bet on aThis American Life spin-off podcast that investigates a 16-year-old murder case in 12 episodes of excruciating detail without ever reaching a definite conclusion about who was guilty? Yet the host, Sarah Koenig, correctly judged the publics appetite for true-crime stories, and…

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