Saturday, 18 August, 2018

HBO producing documentary series on Adnan Syed, 'Serial' case

Serial Todd Williamson  Getty Images Serial Todd Williamson Getty Images
Freda Brock | 17 May, 2018, 13:24

The Case Against Adnan Syed will investigate the 1999 disappearance and killing of Hae Min Lee, 18, in Baltimore County and the eventual conviction of her boyfriend, Syed, of multiple crimes, including first-degree murder and kidnapping. The case has been subject to renewed global attention since it was the focus of the popular Serial podcast in 2014.

Berg has been in production on the series since 2015, charting the various machinations and breakthroughs that have marked the case, including the latest twist.

Syed was jailed in 1999 for the murder of ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee and has been serving a life sentence ever since.

On March 29, 2018 the Maryland Appellate Court upheld Judge Welch's decision that this was significant enough to grant Syed a new trial.

Berg - who was nominated for an Academy Award for her 2006 documentary Deliver Us from Evil, about sex abuse cases in the Catholic church - is directing the project.

Allan McGregor rejoins Rangers on two-year deal
We need to make this place [Ibrox] a fortress where nobody wants to come, we need to win games, no matter who you are playing. McGregor was a part of the Hull City side that won promotion to the Premier League and featured in 147 games for the club.

HBO makes an interesting claim: that "the outcome" of Adnan's case will "possibly [be] shaped by the investigation pursued within the series itself".

Sky's director of programming Zai Bennett added, "We'll be offering viewers a compelling window into one of the most talked about murder cases in recent years". The Baltimore Sun reported this week that Syed's prosecutors had asked the court to reverse the retrial ruling.

Nick Cave will also be providing an original soundtrack for the series, which is yet to receive a release date.

Adnan Syed is about to be tried - again - in the court of public opinion.

The release said the series will explore issues of cultural conflict and features "exclusive access" to Syed, the defense team, and to both Syed's and Lee's former teachers.

Recommended

  • Mace Theft: Senate summons Omo-Agege, Ndume

    Mace Theft: Senate summons Omo-Agege, Ndume

    Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, in the judgment, said the order nullifying the suspension was "with immediate effect". Moses Iduh commended the governor for the successful conduct of the Ekiti PDP governorship primaries.
    Morgan Stanley uses Amazon Alexa to inform customers

    Morgan Stanley uses Amazon Alexa to inform customers

    Take this survey to apply to participate in the developer preview, where you can help us refine the feature. This means that developers can now customize voice apps using eight unique voices other than that of Alexa .
    Eli Manning memorabilia fraud case heading to trial

    Eli Manning memorabilia fraud case heading to trial

    According to the report, the email shows Manning asking Skiba to get "2 helmets that can pass as game used ". Attorneys for the plaintiffs, the Giants and Manning didn't return messages seeking comment Sunday night.
  • John Legend and Chrissy Teigen welcome baby number two

    John Legend and Chrissy Teigen welcome baby number two

    We're exploring shame, narcissism and bloggers unveiled on #GirlsWithGoals Listen in on your iPhone or Android now. The couple are already parents to daughter Luna, aged two, and previously revealed they were expecting a son.
    B'desh SC grants bail to ex-PM Zia in graft case

    B'desh SC grants bail to ex-PM Zia in graft case

    However, Mohammad Ali apologised to the court and said: "The court can react, but the court does not allow us (lawyers) to react". The judges reportedly considered her health condition and her short jail term before granting her the bail.
    Sensex cheer as BJP takes lead in Karnataka election results

    Sensex cheer as BJP takes lead in Karnataka election results

    South Korea's KOSPI was 0.4 percent lower, Japan's Nikkei was down 0.3 percent and Australian stocks edged up 0.1 percent. The Nifty opened lower with nervousness due to some political uncertainty post the Karnataka election verdict.
  • Feces-flinging woman attacks Langley Tim Hortons staff

    Feces-flinging woman attacks Langley Tim Hortons staff

    Holly Largy from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Langley confirmed the unhygienic incident to the Abby News . While the video has no sound, it shows the woman confronting the cashier and getting more and more irate.
    Tata Steel ties up Rs 17K cr debt for Bhushan Steel buy

    Tata Steel ties up Rs 17K cr debt for Bhushan Steel buy

    It is the leading integrated steel company in India with an installed steel-making capacity of 18 million tonne per annum (MTPA). The issue has been resolved and the plant is now running at full capacity, said managing director T V Narendran.
    US Lawmakers Say They Pressed Xi Aide on China's Unfair Trade Practices

    US Lawmakers Say They Pressed Xi Aide on China's Unfair Trade Practices

    Liu told one group of House lawmakers in a meeting Wednesday that he "recognizes there are problems" in the U.S. Navarro has much more strident views on China's trade history, ones that Trump has often agreed with.
  • Miramar Map Now Available in PUBG Mobile for Android and iOS

    Miramar Map Now Available in PUBG Mobile for Android and iOS

    Twitch launched this new set of custom filters earlier, and they're available to everyone watching PUBG streams. There's the aforementioned desert map, Progress Missions, Secret Stash, Local Quick Teams, and more.
    Microsoft formally announce the Xbox Adaptive Controller

    Microsoft formally announce the Xbox Adaptive Controller

    Thankfully, Microsoft has made a new controller that will make it easier for some disabled people to finally play games again. More about the controller's genesis can be found over at Microsoft's Story Labs , and the official Microsoft Store listing .
    Marvel Avengers OnePlus 6 is here and it looks awesome

    Marvel Avengers OnePlus 6 is here and it looks awesome

    The kicker for such a good looking device is the price - at 4199 yuan (AU$875) it is more expensive than the non Avengers phone. Sale of OnePlus 6 will begin in India from May 21 for customers who have subscribed to Amazon Prime and from May 22 otherwise.

The Crew 2 beta features the entire open world, sign-ups now live The Crew 2 beta features the entire open world, sign-ups now live The Crew 2 was announced during an earning's call.in May 2017 and will again feature a scaled down map of the United States. It looks to be as much about the experimentation of using all four vehicle types as it is about the designed races.

What to Make of Gambling Stocks After SCOTUS Ruling What to Make of Gambling Stocks After SCOTUS Ruling That federal law barred gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports nationwide except for in Nevada . Rewriting those rules and providing for consumer protections, could be a time-consuming process, Sleight said.

Manhattan DA Says He'll Stop Prosecuting Pot Possession Manhattan DA Says He'll Stop Prosecuting Pot Possession Although marijuana arrests dropped during de Blasio's tenure, there were still over 17,000 arrests in 2017. Cuomo, who has opposed it, said moves by surrounding states to legalize have changed the equation.

SC collegium defers reiteration of Justice Joseph's elevation to top court SC collegium defers reiteration of Justice Joseph's elevation to top court Three candidates have been nominated for a vacancy on Colorado's Supreme Court , created by Chief Justice Nancy Rice's retirement. Members also deliberated on whether Justice Joseph would lose his seniority if his name was clubbed with the others.

Atletico Madrid claim Europa League title Atletico Madrid claim Europa League title I had lost finals, I left home at 14 to win titles and today I had the chance to win a trophy. Four minutes into the second half, Griezmann started and finished the move for his second.

FA Cup final ball to feature the names of 137 goalscorers FA Cup final ball to feature the names of 137 goalscorers It's a one-off game and we've got a very good side with lots of quality, lots of experience of winning trophies, as do they. He said: "The FA Cup Final is the climax to the football season and there is simply nothing like it".

City invites the community to "Ride of Silence" event City invites the community to For motorists, give bikers three feet of space, pass safely and don't ride too close. Bike riders travel slower than cars but they have every right to the road.

Carrick thanks Man United fans and Mourinho Carrick thanks Man United fans and Mourinho United will have the chance to give their captain the ideal sending off when they take on Chelsea in the FA Cup final on May 19. That will evolve and when he wants my opinion I'm there to give it'. "I'm sure that will be the case again".

Coastal Awards rank Welsh beaches among the best in the world Coastal Awards rank Welsh beaches among the best in the world Roker and Seaburn beaches have both secured worldwide Blue Flag status and achieved the Seaside Award, from leading environmental charity, Keep Britain Tidy .

Argentina probes guide on luring Russian women Argentina probes guide on luring Russian women If you are not confident, then you need to talk to different girls, so as not to be shy upon meeting a Russian girl. It continued: 'They like men with initiative.

Prince George, Princess Charlotte to have starring roles in royal wedding Prince George, Princess Charlotte to have starring roles in royal wedding She told Good Morning Britain that he had health issues, and had been experiencing chest pains and suffered a heart attack. About 600 people are invited to the post-ceremony luncheon reception , which will be hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at St.

Omo-Agege, Ndume Summoned Over Mace Theft Omo-Agege, Ndume Summoned Over Mace Theft The lawmaker had, however, insisted on not knowing the attackers when he spoke to our correspondent on Friday. He arrived around 10.30am, signed the daily attendance register and left the chamber.

Man Threatens Spanish-Speaking Workers: 'My Next Call Will Be to ICE' Man Threatens Spanish-Speaking Workers: 'My Next Call Will Be to ICE' "After, I kind of got flustered, but I also kind of feel bad for him because it shows that his mental stability isn't all there". He threatened to notify the Immigration and Customs Enforcement ( ICE ) "to have each one of them kicked out of my country".

YouTube Music is Here as Google's New Music Service YouTube Music is Here as Google's New Music Service Now studios, and the artists they represent, can get a cut of the subscription service while you listen to music ad-free. If you're already a YouTube Red (soon to be YouTube Premium ) member, don't worry you'll still enjoy your current price.

James Harden named finalist for 2018 NBA MVP James Harden named finalist for 2018 NBA MVP Anthony Davis is also up for defensive player of the year alongside Jazz bigman Rudy Gobert and 76ers centre Joel Embiid . Coach of the Year: Dwane Casey (Toronto Raptors), Quin Snyder (Utah Jazz ) and Brad Stevens ( Boston Celtics ).