‘Serial’ Witness Now Says She Never Recanted Her Alibi Testimony

January 20, 2015 7:30 PM

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One of the first indications in "Serial" that something was not quite right with the murder case against Maryland teen Adnan Syed came with the so-called Asia Letters: In 1999, Asia McClain wrote Adnan an affidavit swearing that she was with him in a library at the time his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee was murdered. Then, in one of the podcast's earliest twists, listeners learned that McClain had later recanted her testimony, telling prosecutor Kevin Urick that she only gave Adnan an alibi under pressure from his family.

Now, as Adnan's real-life appeal hinges on the question of whether or not his attorney should have investigated the alibi more fully, the story of the Asia Letters has only gotten more complex: McClain now tells the Blaze that she never recanted her testimony and never told Urick she had been forced...

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