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‘Serial’: Why Adnan Syed’s Case Matters In State’s Attorney For …

The popular podcast “Serial” is now raising the stakes in the State’s Attorney for Baltimore race.

Ivan Bates, who is challenging incumbent Marilyn Mosby, says he would not retry Adnan Syed — whose alleged wrongful conviction is the focus of “Serial” — for the 1999 murder of his high school ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee.

Mosby has not said whether she would retry Syed, who now has a national movement of supporters saying he was wrongly convicted. Another challenger in the race, Thiru Vignarajah, has worked as the lead prosecutor against Syed in a series of appeals that would keep him in prison.

Bates told Rolling Stone he wouldn’t retry Syed because central points of the state’s case have been shown “to not be reliable.” 

He pointed to cellphone tower data that was used in court to prove Syed was near the murder site. In “Serial,” reporter Sarah Koenig laid out how that type of data has been proven unreliable, in years

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Why Adnan Syed’s ‘Serial’ Case Is An Issue In The State’s Attorney For Baltimore Race

The popular podcast “Serial” is now raising the stakes in the State’s Attorney for Baltimore race.

Ivan Bates, who is challenging incumbent Marilyn Mosby, says he would not retry Adnan Syed — whose alleged wrongful conviction is the focus of “Serial” — for the 1999 murder of his high school ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee.

Mosby has not said whether she would retry Syed, who now has a national movement of supporters saying he was wrongly convicted. Another challenger in the race, Thiru Vignarajah, has worked as the lead prosecutor against Syed in a series of appeals that would keep him in prison.

Bates told Rolling Stone he wouldn’t retry Syed because central points of the state’s case have been shown “to not be reliable.” 

He pointed to cellphone tower data that was used in court to prove Syed was near the murder site. In “Serial,” reporter Sarah Koenig laid out how that type of data has been proven unreliable, in years

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/serial-adnan-syed-maryland-state-attorney-baltimore-race

Why Adnan Syed’s ‘Serial’ Case Is An Issue In The State’s Attorney For Baltimore Race

The popular podcast “Serial” is now raising the stakes in the State’s Attorney for Baltimore race.

Ivan Bates, who is challenging incumbent Marilyn Mosby, says he would not retry Adnan Syed — whose alleged wrongful conviction is the focus of “Serial” — for the 1999 murder of his high school ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee.

Mosby has not said whether she would retry Syed, who now has a national movement of supporters saying he was wrongly convicted. Another challenger in the race, Thiru Vignarajah, has worked as the lead prosecutor against Syed in a series of appeals that would keep him in prison.

Bates told Rolling Stone he wouldn’t retry Syed because central points of the state’s case have been shown “to not be reliable.” 

He pointed to cellphone tower data that was used in court to prove Syed was near the murder site. In “Serial,” reporter Sarah Koenig laid out how that type of data has been proven unreliable, in years

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/serial-adnan-syed-maryland-state-attorney-baltimore-race

Bill Cosby Curses At District Attorney Kevin Steele After Sexual Assault Conviction

Bill Cosby had some choice words in court Thursday after his sexual assault conviction.

The disgraced comedian who was once called “America’s Dad” screamed that the district attorney in his case is an “asshole” soon after a jury convicted Cosby of drugging and assaulting a woman.

Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele told the judge that Cosby, 80, should immediately be put in custody because he has access to an airplane and could flee before his sentencing.

“He doesn’t have a plane, you asshole!” Cosby roared back, apparently referring to himself in the third person.

He also yelled “I’m sick of him!” according to multiple reports from the Montgomery County Courthouse.

Judge Steven T. O’Neill told Cosby, “Enough of that.” He said Cosby could be released on $1 million bail, but must remain in his home while authorities hold his passport.

A sentencing date has not been set.

Cosby was convicted of three counts —

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Reportedly Has Martin Shkreli’s Wu …

Martin Shkreli was sentenced to seven years in prison for securities fraud. With the “Pharma Bro” looking towards his prison sentence, there’s a big questions that music fans have wanted to know: Who now owns the Wu-Tang Clan album “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin,” which Shkreli famously purchased? In a new filing, the United States Department of Justice has ordered that Shkreli turn over the album to the United States government, according to Forbes.

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York is making Shkreli forfeit the album along with other expensive assets up to the amount of  $7,360,450: a stake in Vyera Pharmaceuticals, a Picasso painting, his copy of Lil Wayne’s forthcoming album “Tha Carter V” and $5 million in a brokerage account.

Representatives from the Department of Justice did not respond to a request for comment to Forbes. However, as the site points out from the filing:

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Aaron Hernandez’s Defense Attorney Talks About The Former NFL Star’s Suicide

In the early morning hours of April 19, 2017, five days after he was acquitted of a double homicide, Aaron Hernandez was found hanging from a bedsheet in his prison cell. Hernandez was only 27 years old when he committed suicide, and he had just started serving his life sentence for a separate murder, the 2013 shooting of Odin Lloyd.

Hernandez’s suicide came as a complete shock to his friends and family, who believed the former New England Patriots tight end was feeling positive after receiving a not guilty verdict for the 2012 slayings of Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu and Safiro Teixeira Furtado.

In the month following his death, Hernandez’s fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins, told Dr. Phil that during her final conversation with Hernandez, he even sounded upbeat.

“I felt like we were looking so bright,” Jenkins said. “We were going up a ladder to a positive direction.”

Hernandez’s defense attorney, Jose Baez, also

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Attorney: Murder Charge Of Sister Accused Of Driving Off Cliff To Kill Twin Should Be Dropped

Alexandria Duval (nee Alison Dadow) is being accused of killing her twin sister after a car in which both of them drove off a cliff. Alexandria survived the crash with minor injuries; her lawyers are now arguing that the charges against her should be dropped.

According to People, the defense is attempting to argue that testimony given by a detective in a grand jury hearing was incorrect. Duval’s lawyers claim that a witness to the crash said that he saw the passenger pulling the driver’s hair with both hands, but a detective testified that the witness had said the passenger had stopped pulling the driver’s hair by the time the vehicle was jolting over the cliff’s edge.

Before the crash, Alexandria and her sister Anastasia Duval (nee Ann Dadow) had owned and operated a chain of yoga studios in Florida. The two had moved and changed their names after going bankrupt.

“They were very well

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District Attorney’s Opening Remarks In Trial For Jessica Chambers’ Burning Death: ‘He Wanted Sex’

Opening statements were made Tuesday in the capital murder trial of 28-year-old Quinton Tellis, who was wiping tears away from his eyes after making eye contact with his family in the courtroom. Tellis has pleaded not guilty to the murder. Prosecutors claim he set Jessica Chambers on fire, and is responsible for her death.

John Champion, district attorney told the packed courtroom in Batesville, Mississippi that Chambers “was a beautiful, blonde-haired 19-year-old” from Courtland, a tiny town not far from Batesville. He alleged that Tellis took her young life away from her. He pointed to DNA and circumstantial evidence, cell phone data, as well as surveillance footage from a gas station to back up that claim. Chambers’ car keys were near her burnt car. Tellis’ DNA was found on that set of keys, Champion said. He said the cell phone data puts the two together right before Jessica was set on

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Casey Anthony’s Attorney Theorizes She “Blacked Out” During Daughter’s Murder

Casey Anthony’s attorney Cheney Mason theorized last week that her former client—who was acquitted in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, six years ago—“blacked out” during the death.

“I believe that Casey’s mind, in some dimension, I guess the common word would say ‘snapped.’ She didn’t go crazy by any means — but blackout — completely a blackout — of what went on and what happened,” Mason told LawNewz Network host Jesse Weber (believe it or not, a website by the name of “LawNewz” is a legitimate source, founded by ABC News legal affairs anchor Dan Abrams).

Mason was responding to comments by Anthony earlier this year to the AP that “I’m still not even certain as I stand here today sure about what happened.”

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