Star Witness in New 'Serial' Trial Breaks Her Silence & It Could Mean Freedom for Adnan Syed (VIDEO)

Before there was Making a Murderer, there was Serial. Thanks to one of the witnesses interviewed in the podcast series, convicted murderer Adnan Syed might be able to retry his case for the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend.

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After she spoke to Serial host Sarah Koenig, Asia McClain received a call from Adnan's lawyer about being a potential key witness for the retrial. She talked with ABC News about her testimony and said that she may serve as an alibi for Syed.

She claims that she was with Syed in the library on January 13, 1999, during the time that prosecutors said that he killed his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee.

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She recalls in the video below, "I was sitting in the library bored to tears and someone walked in that I knew ... I asked him about his breakup with Hae ... [He said] she was dating someone else, but that he just wanted her to be happy. He didn't seem to be disturbed or angry with her."

Take a look ... it's not solid evidence that he did or didn't do it, but dang -- it sure throws a wrench in the prosecution.


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McClain said that she wanted to set a "good example" for her kids by coming forward with the information about being with Syed in the library that day.

"Do I think Adnan killed Hae? Honestly, I couldn’t tell you," she shared. "By coming forward, I hope that I was able to provide enough information to the judge for him to be able to make a rational decision. Whatever that might be, is in his hands."

 

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