Friday, November 10, 2017
Recently, someone was asking about a particular aspect of Jenn's testimony in the Adnan Syed case. This led me to realize that while we had episodes on Adnan's Day, Hae's Day, and Jay's Day on Undisclosed, we never had an episode on Jenn's Day. This post is an attempt to piece together what she claims at trial was her timeline on January 13th (I might do a separate post in the future about her police statement). All of the excerpts are taken from Jenn's trial testimony. This post isn't an attempt to compare Jenn's day to other evidence/statements/testimony in the case; it's just laying out what she said.
12:00-12:30ish: Jenn finishes her shift as a lifeguard at Heartlands in Ellicott City. Jenn usually finished her shift at about noon, but she "got off a little late" on January 13th because they were having difficulties with the pool and she had to wait for someone from the pool company to make adjustments.
1:00ish: Usually, Jenn would pick her brother up from school at around 1:00 P.M. after leaving work, but she doesn't testify regarding whether she picked him on January 13th.
1:00-1:30ish to 3:30-3:45: After Jenn arrived home, Jay came over in a car, and Jay, Jenn, and her brother hung out in the living room for a while before playing video games. Jay had a cell phone and was waiting for a call.
3:30-3:45: It's unclear, but it seems like Jenn testifies that Jay did get a call on the cell phone, although Jenn doesn't remember if she heard Jay talking on the phone. Jay then left Jenn's house between 3:30 and 3:45 P.M.
4:30-6:00 or 6:30: Jenn eventually left and picked up her mom from work at 4:30 P.M. and her dad from work before returning home. Jenn doesn't say when she returned home on January 13th, but she testified that she usually returned home between 6:00 and 6:30 P.M., depending on traffic.
6:00-6:30ish: After arriving home, Jenn called Cathy's place and talked to Jay (briefly), Cathy, and Jeff. While Jenn was on the phone with Cathy or Jeff, Jay left Cathy's place. Jenn and Jay were supposed to hang out and go to Cathy's house later that night, and Jeff told Jenn that she was supposed to pick up Jay at Gilson Park.
7:00: After Jenn got off the phone with Cathy and Jeff, she got a page/voice message from Jay that was unclear and might have been saying where to pick him up.
7:09 or 7:16: Jenn called back the phone number connected to the page/voice message. Someone answered and said that Jay was busy and would call her when he was ready for her to come and get him.
8:04/8:05: About 10-15 minutes after this call, some time between 7:30 and 8:15 P.M., Jenn got a page from Jay or a call from Jay telling her to pick him up in front of the Westview Mall parking lot in fifteen minutes.
8:20ish: Jenn picked up Jay in front of Value City at Westview Mall. Jay arrived in a car driven by Adnan, who said "hello" to Jenn and spoke with her.
8:20ish-9:00ish: Jay then gets into Jenn's car, tells her to put on her seatbelt, and tells her that Adnan strangled Hae. Jay then says he wants to see Stephanie to make sure she's okay. Jenn and Jay arrive at Stephanie's house between 8:30 and 9:00 P.M. Jenn remained in the car while Jay went up to Stephanie's house, gave Stephanie a hug, and went in her house for a couple of minutes.
9:00ish-9:30ish: Jay returns to the car and says he's worried about fingerprints on the shovels they used for the burial. Jenn drives Jay back to Westview Mall and remains in the car while Jay walks over to some dumpsters, presumably to wipe off the shovels.
9:30ish-?: Jenn and Jay then went to her friend Shelley's apartment at UMBC.
?-?: Jenn and Jay went to Cathy's place:
?-?: Jenn dropped Jay off at his house and went home.