Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Jay's claim is that Adnan murdered Hae on January 13, 1999. In the above excerpt, Jay is claiming that Adnan drove Stephanie home from school because Jay had Stephanie's car after driving her home from work the morning before. Jay is also claiming that Adnan then drove him to work, with Adnan telling someone, possibly Tayib, that he had killed somebody over the phone during the drive. According to Jay, this ride/call took place 2-4 days after the murder, i.e., January 15-17.
There's an immediate problem with this statement, and it's the same one that applies to the so-called Nisha Call: Jay didn't work anywhere until January 25, 1999. So, for Jay to be right, he has to be off by at least 8 days. Could Jay be referring to any day when Adnan drove him to work at the adult video store? Here was Jay's schedule:
It's hard to imagine Adnan coming from school (which ended at 2:15 P.m.) and dropping off Stephanie before taking Jay to work the midnight shift (11:45 P.M.), so we can probably rule out all but one of these days.* That leaves February 14th, which was a Sunday and doesn't fit with the school story, so it's out as well.
What about Jay's job at F&M? Here's Jay's work schedule from F&M:
Ruling out weekend days and shifts that started during or minutes after the school day, that leaves us with (1) Monday, February 1st (6:00-9:30 P.M.; (2) Friday, February 5th (4:00-8:30 P.M.); (3) Thursday, February 25th (4:30-9:30 P.M.).
On February 1st, there are no incoming or outgoing calls on Adnan's cell phone between 4:28 P.M. (over an hour and a half before Jay's shift started) and 6:37 P.M. (over half an hour after Jay's shift started):
On February 5th, there are no incoming or outgoing calls on Adnan's cell phone before 5:13 P.M. (over an hour after Jay's shift started):
Regrettably, there are no cell phone records for February 25, 1999, but it's really hard to imagine Jay confusing a call made 3 days before his first official police interview and a month and a half after Hae disappeared for a call that Adnan made 2-4 days after January 13th.
So, it seems like Jay's claim about Adnan confessing to somebody as he drove Jay to work does not survive scrutiny.
*For sake of argument: (1) 1/31 was a Sunday; (2) 2/4: last call was at 9:26 P.M.; (3) 2/5: Last call was at 11:00 P.M.; (4) 2/7: Last call that didn't go to voicemail was at 7:52 P.M.; (5) 2/8: last call was at 10:14 P.M.; (6) 2/9: Last call that didn't go to voicemail was at 5:39 P.M.; (7) 2/16: Last call that didn't go to voicemail was at 2:46 P.M.; (8) 2/17: Last call that didn't go to voicemail was at 6:31 P.M.; and (9) regrettably, we have no call records after 2/18.
So, most of these days make no sense whatsoever because the "last calls" are more than an hour and a half before Jay's midnight shifts started. The one outlier -- February 5th -- is still 45 minutes before the midnight shift.