On the whole, an excellent production from Sarah Koenig. I could have done without the one note plinking of a piano and phrases such as “Lucy Goosey” when discussing the credibility of witness evidence. “Serial” Series One focused on the highly inept investigation into the murder of Hae Min Lee, ex girlfriend of Adnan Syed. In that much, it has something in common with the Daniel Morgan murder. The “golden hour” was lost and police opted for the laziest choice, “the boyfriend did it” compare this to “the business partner did it” and the fitting up of Jonathan Rees.
The racial subtext did not exist in the Morgan case, but the prosecution tried to make out that Hae Min Lee, a South Korean female, was the target of some sort of honour killing by Syed, whose parents are from Pakistan.
The lesson of this case would appear to be – do not hire a lousy lawyer to defend you on a murder charge in Maryland.
The distinct lack of any forensic evidence would point to Syed’s innocence. As does the recent discovery of a late prolific criminal and murderer named Ronald Lee Moore. As with Koenig I am inclined to agree that the conviction is false.
As it is all quiet in the Daniel Morgan front next post might be on the “Trojan Horse” affair podcast.