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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

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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

‘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

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

Michigan State To Pay $500 Million To Women And Girls Abused By Larry Nassar

Sexual abuse victims of disgraced gymnastics Dr. Larry Nassar and Michigan State University have reached a settlement in principle in which the university will pay $500 million, attorneys for both sides said in a joint statement on Wednesday.

Under the settlement, $425 million will be paid to the 332 victims represented in current litigation, while the university will set aside another $75 million in a trust fund which could go to future plaintiffs who allege they were abused by Nassar, the attorneys said.

“This historic settlement came about through the bravery of more than 300 women and girls who had the courage to stand up and refuse to be silenced,” plaintiffs’ attorney John Manly said.

“Michigan State is pleased that we have been able to agree in principle on a settlement that is fair to the survivors of Nassar’s crimes,” said Robert Young, special counsel to the university.

[Photo: Getty

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Daughter Of Victims of Golden State Killer Faces Suspect Joseph DeAngelo For First Time

A woman whose mother and stepfather were allegedly bludgeoned to death in 1980 by the Golden State Killer faced the suspect for the first time in a Sacramento court Monday.

Jennifer Carole told ABC News that alleged serial killer Joseph DeAngelo “looked just like an old man.”

“From his orange Crocs to his orange outfit, his shoulders are sagging, he had whiskers on his face,” she said.

But as feeble as the 72-year-old DeAngelo appeared, Carole said she believes there is evil under his surface.

“He looked incredibly ordinary, which I think is the part that all of us are struggling with,” she said, referring to the families of other victims. “From the outside, he looks particularly ordinary and yet we know on the inside there’s a monster there.”

DeAngelo was arrested last month and has been charged with 12 murders across California from the 1970s and 1980s, including Charlene and Lyman Smith, Carole’s parents. 

DeAngelo, who

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Golden State Killer Suspect Joseph DeAngelo Watched His Little Sister Get Raped, Report Says

Golden State Killer suspect Joseph DeAngelo, who is accused of a crime spree including dozens of rapes, watched his own younger sister get raped by two men when they were children, according to a report.

Jesse Ryland, a son of DeAngelo’s sister Constance, told BuzzFeed News Friday that DeAngelo witnessed the rape when he was 9 or 10 and his sister was 7. The rape happened in an abandoned warehouse on an Air Force base in Germany, Ryland said.

“That’s pretty crazy for a kid to see his sister be violated,” he said.

Constance died from cancer last year, and Ryland said she told him about the rape before her death.  Ryland hinted that witnessing the rape could have led, in part, to the rapes and murders that his uncle is accused of committing. 

“Maybe that was the start of Joe going wacko,” he said. 

Kenneth Ryland Sr., Jesse’s father, told BuzzFeed News that his wife never mentioned the

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Golden State Killer Suspect Joseph DeAngelo Now Charged With 12 Murders

New murder charges were filed against Joseph DeAngelo, the ex-cop turned serial rapist and murderer suspect, on Thursday which means he is now charged with all 12 murders attributed to the Golden State Killer.

Santa Barbara District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced the new murder chargers on Thursday. Previously, he had not been charged in Santa Barbara County.

“I have decided to file four counts of first-degree murder with special circumstances against Joseph James DeAngelo. Each of the four counts carries multiple allegations each of the four counts carry the potential for a sentence of life without possibility of parole or the death sentence,” she said during a press conference.

DeAngelo is accused of murdering two couples in Santa Barbara County: Robert Offerman and Alexandria Manning in 1979 and Cheri Domingo and Gregory Sanchez in 1981.

RELATED: A Timeline Of The Golden State Killer’s Crimes

DeAngelo, 72, had previously been charged with eight counts of

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HLN Eyes More ‘Unmasking A Killer’ As Producers Open Up About The Arrest Of The Golden State Killer

EXCLUSIVE: CNN spin-off network HLN is developing a follow up to Joke ProductionsGolden State Killer documentary series Unmasking A Killer after police arrested and charged 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo for a number of the murders.

Joke Fincioen, who runs the eponymous production company, tells Deadline that it was a “privilege to witness this moment in history” after spending years on the high-end doc project.

Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert announced the arrest last week, coming after Paul Holes, a retired investigator with the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office and long-time investigator on the case, is thought to have made a break on the case by searching a free genealogy website.

Fincioen says it is now working on a follow-up for the Time Warner-backed broadcaster. “There is a lot to cover and still uncover in terms of the offender

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Golden State Killer: Did The Wrong Man Serve Decades In Prison For One Of His Murders?

A man who spent nearly four decades behind bars for murder may have been wrongly convicted of a crime that was, in fact, committed by the Golden State Killer.

Police are investigating whether Joseph DeAngelo, the suspected Golden State Killer, is the true culprit behind the killing that put Craig Coley, 70, behind bars until last November.

“(It’s) within the realm of possibility that (DeAngelo) could be a suspect in our case,” Simi Valley Deputy Chief Joseph May told CBS KCAL 9 in Los Angeles.

Coley was convicted in the murder of his ex-girlfriend and her 4-year-old son in 1980. Rhonda Wicht, 24, was found raped, beaten and strangled with a macramé rope in her Los Angeles apartment. Her son Donald was smothered and suffocated in his own bed, according to prosecutors.

Coley was pardoned after police found new DNA evidence that didn’t place him at the crime scene, and he was released only

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‘Martinis & Murder’ Podcast Reacts to Golden State Killer Arrest

Oxygen’s own podcast hosts John Thrasher and Daryn Carp wasted no time reacting to the astonishing news about the suspected Golden State Killer. Police on Wednesday announced the arrest of a man suspected to be the Golden State Killer: Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, a former police officer. He was charged in Sacramento with two murders. 

Martinis Murder covered the Golden State Killer, also known as the East Area Rapist, in their first two episodes of the show in 2017. Fans of the true crime podcast were quick to note that John’s theory from the first episodes, that the killer had to have been a cop, ended up being true. 

Catch up on Martinis Murder’s original coverage of the killer as well as their recently-released update to the case below.

And catch John and Daryn at CrimeCon 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee May 4-6.

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