When You Look At The 'Serial' Facts, New Interview With Key Witness Is Totally Frustrating

December 30, 2014 10:06 PM

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When You Look At The 'Serial' Facts, New Interview With Key Witness Is Totally Frustrating

Fans of "Serial" were given a bit of an epilogue on Monday: Jay Wilds, the state's key witness in its case against Adnan Syed, agreed to an on-the-record interview. He spoke with The Intercept's Natasha Vargas-Cooper about his version of events on the day Baltimore-area teenager Hae Min Lee was killed in 1999. ("Serial" host Sarah Koenig attempted, but failed, to convince Wilds to open up on the podcast.) Many agree Wilds might be the only one alive who knows what really happened that day -- so has he finally set the record straight?

Well, not really. Wilds does give some important insights about the case. He explained his changing accounts of what happened as attempts to spare friends and family -- namely, the grandmother he lived with -- from any involvement in the case. Wilds told Vargas-Cooper that he didn't trust the police...

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