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Judge Orders New Trial for 'Serial' Subject, but Will Adnan Syed Actually Stand Trial Again?
Adam Banner - Friday, July 08, 2016

The first season of the podcast Serial focused on Adnan Syed, a man convicted of the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend, high school senior Hae Min Lee. Syed maintained his innocence throughout the trial, but was found guilty by a jury and sentenced to life plus 30 years in prison. His conviction was based largely on two key pieces of evidence: the testimony of Jay Wilds, a friend of Syed who says he helped the man bury Lee's body, and cell phone records placing him near the burial site at the time Wilds said he helped bury Lee. Read More

Will Consequences Ever Catch up with the Affluenza Teen?
Adam Banner - Saturday, March 26, 2016

For most people, it was an unthinkable case of "poor little rich kid." Ethan Couch was only 16 years old when he caused a drunk driving accident that killed four people and left another teen severely injured. Facing four counts of manslaughter, Couch could have been sentenced to years in prison. However, his defense team argued that the teen was essentially too spoiled to understand that actions have consequences. He suffered from "affluenza." He was too rich, too entitled to understand the rules of life. Read More

Jinxed? The Strange Case of Robert Durst
Adam Banner - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Those close to Robert Durst have a tendency to end up missing or dead.  Read More

U.S. Supreme Court to Review Lethal Injection Protocol
Adam Banner - Monday, January 26, 2015

The decision came too late to save Charles Warner. On January 15, Warner was executed by lethal injection on Oklahoma's death row after the United States Supreme Court refused to grant a stay of execution. The Supreme Court said that it would not review whether or not the use of a particular drug used in a lethal injection protocol for the execution of inmates was a violation of the Eighth Amendment right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment. Read More

Aaron Hernandez Murder Charges and the NFL Culture of Violence
Adam Banner - Wednesday, August 28, 2013

"Culture of violence" or cumulative head trauma?  Read More


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