Monday, August 3, 2015
As we noted on Episode 7 of the Undisclosed Podcast, the prosecution made the following argument at Adnan's bail review hearing on March 31, 1999:
This seems to be yet another unsupported argument made by the prosecution.
Let's start with Adnan's classmate Becky, the witness who says she saw Hae tell Adnan at the end of school on January 13, 1999 that she couldn't give him a ride because she had "something else" to do. According to Becky, Hae was her best friend. She wrote a letter in support of releasing Adnan pending trial:
Let's next look at this letter, submitted by the Class President for the Woodlawn class of 1999:
Then, there's this letter, submitted by a student whom we haven't mentioned by name on the podcast, even though she was on the State's list of people to interview:
There are plenty of other letters like this, as is made clear in the summary letter submitted by Adnan's attorneys:
At Adnan's bail hearing on March 31, 1999, the prosecution made precisely two arguments: (1) the Vicki Wash/Pakistan arguments that led to her later retraction; and (2) the "lack of letters from classmates" argument. Neither was based in fact.