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Jay From "Serial" Gave An Interview That Might Actually Help Adnan Syed

Jay Wilds, the key witness in Adnan Syed's trial, gave his first interview in years, and now Rabia Chaudry, the woman who introduced Sarah Koenig to Syed, claims it proves Wilds has been lying the whole time.

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Jay Wilds, Maryland's key (and only) witness at Adnan Syed's 2000 trial for murdering Hae Min Lee — which was chronicled on the hotly debated Serial podcast, which launched in October 2014 and completed its 12-episode run earlier this month — has consented to a single interview (with The Intercept) in an attempt to tell his side of the story.

Rabia Chaudry, the Syed family friend and attorney who originally brought Syed's case to the attention of Serial host Sarah Koenig, today took to Twitter to point out what she sees as inconsistencies in the story Wilds is now telling compared to the account of events he offered at Syed's trial.

The first passage Chaudry highlighted comes back to the question of when or if Wilds knew Syed planned to murder his ex-girlfriend.

Losing track of how many times Jay's story has changed. #FreeAdnan

rabia chaudry @rabiasquaredFollow

Losing track of how many times Jay's story has changed. #FreeAdnan

1:08 PM - 29 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Then there's the matter of where Wilds saw Lee's dead body for the first time.

EGAD he cannot keep his lies STRAIGHT #FreeAdnan #ThanksJay!

rabia chaudry @rabiasquaredFollow

EGAD he cannot keep his lies STRAIGHT #FreeAdnan #ThanksJay!

1:09 PM - 29 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Chaudry claims Wilds' account of how Lee's body was buried directly conflicts with his earlier testimony.

PERJURY ABOUNDS! #FreeAdnan #Serial #LyingMoFo!

rabia chaudry @rabiasquaredFollow

PERJURY ABOUNDS! #FreeAdnan #Serial #LyingMoFo!

1:18 PM - 29 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And, lastly, she points out that an important car from the trial is now missing in his account of the day.

Ooh look, the second car disappeared! #TheJayInterview #ThankYouIntercept #FreeAdnan #PerjuryFTW

rabia chaudry @rabiasquaredFollow

Ooh look, the second car disappeared! #TheJayInterview #ThankYouIntercept #FreeAdnan #PerjuryFTW

1:24 PM - 29 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

With Syed's case currently under review, Chaudry believes the timing of Jay Wilds' interview could not be better.

So yeah, i'm not sleeping tonight. My New Years just go SO HAPPY. #FreeAdnan #PerjuryFTW

rabia chaudry@rabiasquaredFollow

So yeah, i'm not sleeping tonight. My New Years just go SO HAPPY. #FreeAdnan #PerjuryFTW

1:18 PM - 29 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

An infographic is in order to keep track of Jay's lies. #FreeAdnan #MerryChristmas

rabia chaudry @rabiasquaredFollow

An infographic is in order to keep track of Jay's lies. #FreeAdnan #MerryChristmas

1:20 PM - 29 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I just can't even. That's where I'm at with this interview. But I thank #Jay deeply for proving how deep the bullshit is. #FreeAdnan

rabia chaudry @rabiasquaredFollow

I just can't even. That's where I'm at with this interview. But I thank #Jay deeply for proving how deep the bullshit is. #FreeAdnan

1:21 PM - 29 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Not gonna lie. Been saying some special Islamo-prayers for Jay to open his mouth & exonerate Adnan. Hallelujah, it worked,keep talking buddy

rabia chaudry @rabiasquaredFollow

Not gonna lie. Been saying some special Islamo-prayers for Jay to open his mouth & exonerate Adnan. Hallelujah, it worked,keep talking buddy

1:49 PM - 29 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Her take:

@YAmericanMuslim Analysis in a nutshell: He can't stop lying.

rabia chaudry @rabiasquaredFollow

@YAmericanMuslim Analysis in a nutshell: He can't stop lying.

2:04 PM - 29 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But there will be more:

In keeping with the Serial model, The Intercept says this was part one in a series of interviews with Wilds, so keep an eye on Chaudry's Twitter for further reactions. Chaudry herself has launched a legal defense fund on behalf of Syed and hopes to raise as much as $250,000 to cover the cost of a possible appeal.

When reached by BuzzFeed News, a representative of Serial had no comment in response to Wilds’ interview, in light of the fact that the full transcript has not yet been released.

Jarett Wieselman is a senior entertainment editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles. Wieselman writes about and reports on the television industry.

Contact Jarett Wieselman at jarett.wieselman@buzzfeed.com.

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