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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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Netflix docuseries ‘Haunted’ may have created a fake serial killer and its creators dont understand who that hurts

Image: netflix “You call ‘em strays. They were disposable. Human life meant nothing and that’s what he tried to teach, that people—once you got what you needed from them—the best thing you could do was get rid of them. That way, it would never come back onto you.”  That’s Jacob, a middle-aged man from upstate New York, recounting a childhood consumed by terror. Jacob sits alongside his mother and aunt, Sadie and Terrilyn. A camera pans across their gaunt faces as each subject recounts the realities of living with their…

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James Corden went full Michael Myers for this ‘Halloween’ true crime spoof

You’ve gotta love a good true crime documentary, with all its real-life drama and grainy courtroom footage. James Corden took it upon himself to give Michael Myers, the famously silent killer of the Halloween movie franchise, the true crime treatment. In a sketch on The Late Late Show, Corden donned the signature Halloween mask and sat down for interrogation with a pretty thin claim to innocence.  “I don’t know where this ‘he doesn’t talk’ thing comes from, I thought I had the right to remain silent, but whatever,” Corden says.…

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