Adnan Syed's alibi faces tough questions during emotional day in court


    BALTIMORE (WBFF) - It was an emotional day of testimony in the post-conviction proceeding for Adnan Syed. His murder conviction became the subject of the podcast "Serial," which has reportedly been downloaded more than 80 million times.

    In court Thursday, Syed's legal team questioned the reliability of cell phone records jurors viewed during deliberations. A fax cover letter attached to the records explained how incoming calls should not be considered reliable, only outgoing calls. When deliberations began, the cover letter was not provided to jurors.

    Those phone records placed Syed near Leakin Park the day of Hae Min Lee's disappearance; it also correlates with the location Lee's body found buried in a shallow grave.

    Syed's legal team is trying to show their client deserves a new trial. It was January 1999 when Lee's murder occurred.

    On Thursday, a potential alibi wrapped up her testimony as well. At one point Asia McClain began to cry on the stand. She was talking about Hae Lee and the day she learned Lee was murdered. The state tried to tear apart letters Asia McClain wrote to Syed in jail when she was 17 old. She says she was with Syed on January 13, 1999 at the exact time the state says Hae Min Lee was murdered.

    Testimony is expected to end on Friday. Judge Martin Welch will then issue a written ruling on the matter regarding Syed's request for a new trial.

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