Adnan Syed

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Oberstown children’s detention centre. Photograph: Iain White/Fennell Photography

“When you are out in Dublin, a guard stops you without any reason and brings you to the station, and you are let out 20 minutes later, which is a wast(...)

Emmanuel Dzotsi and Sarah Koenig

As Serial, the long-form American crime story podcast, drops on devices for its third series, fans may be forgiven for curbing their enthusiasm. Back (...)

Adnan Syed was convicted in 2000 of strangling 17-year-old Hae Min Lee. Filephotograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

A defendant awaiting retrial for the killing of his high school girlfriend and whose story was the centre of the Serial podcast is asking to be releas(...)

The decision to overturn Brendan Dassey’s 2007 conviction marks the third time in 18 months that a TV series or a podcast has played a decisive role in a major murder case.  File photograph: Morry Gash/AP

First Serial, then The Jinx, and now Making a Murderer: we officially have a new genre on our hands, the long-form, deep-immersion, true-crime documen(...)

Hae Min Lee: the murder victim in the Serial case. Her family has remained silent.

Imagine your wife or daughter was strangled to death and then a comedy sketch featuring the murderer draws a hilarious response when screened on a pr(...)

Adnan Syed at  courthouse in Baltimore, Maryland  where a judge last week began reviewing whether he should receive a new trial amid national interest in his case after it was featured on the popular podcast ‘Serial’. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

The family of Hae Min Lee, whose former boyfriend is seeking a retrial 16 years after he was convicted of killing her, broke its silence on Sunday. (...)

Hae Min Lee: the murder victim in the Serial case. Her family has remained silent.

Sitting in the closet of a hotel bedroom in Baltimore, USA, this week, surrounded by bathrobes, Sarah Koenig is reporting daily on what’s been happeni(...)

Convicted murderer Adnan Syed arrives at the Baltimore City Circuit Courthouse in Baltimore. Photograph: Cary Cameron/Reuters

The murder conviction of a Baltimore man that was explored by the 2014 podcast ‘Serial’ was based in part on unreliable cellphone data, a forensic ex(...)

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A Maryland man, whose 2000 murder conviction was thrown back into spotlight by the popular Serial podcast, was back in court on Wednesday to argue tha(...)

US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. What ‘Serial’ have is extensive and recent long-form, open-ended interviews with Bergdahl which go into the very specific reasons why he deserted his post. Photograph: US Army/Reuters

It takes a lot to knock Conor McGregor out but a US army soldier has been doing just that . . . at least in terms of “Who is?” Google searches this mo(...)

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