Annelise Hyang Suk Lee / Ronald Lee Moore

In Baltimore city, teachers union OKs two-year contract, Staff Reports, Baltimore Sun, 12/15/99
Cases of 2 Md. women killed in 1990's solved by DNA, Katie Lange,, 7/18/14
Annelise Hyang Suk Lee Homicide Victim, Baltimore County Government, 7/23/14
Ronald Lee Moore: 5 fast facts you need to know, Sam Prince, Heavy, 12/18/14
Ronald Lee Moore's criminal record makes his 'Serial' finale appearance very interesting, Allison Piwowarski, Bustle, 12/18/14

Baltimore Background

Baltimore neighborhoods map
Detective's Notebook with Moe Greenberg
Friends of Gwynn Falls Leakin Park Trail Map

Baltimore Crime and Police

The Bodies of Leakin Park Blog Cham Green
New evidence preempts officer's trial, Marcia Myers and Kate Shatzkin, Baltimore Sun, 2/13/99
Cooper v. State, Court of Special Appeals, 7/6/05
Readjusting to freedom, Sunmathi Reddy, Baltimore Sun, 12/24/05
Review urged on city casesMelissa Harris, 8/14/2008
Criminals' DNA ignored, Justin Fenton, Baltimore Sun, 9/27/08
Ezra Mable v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City, et. al (Complaint), Case No. 1:13-cv-00650-JKB, 3/1/13
Freed after 10 years, man sues Baltimore cops, Rebekah Kearn, Courthouse News Service 3/5/13
After murder exoneration, freed man wonders how case went wrong, Ian Duncan, Baltimore Sun, undated, 2013 or later
Wandering eye: 'Homicide' wrongful-conviction case revived, Home Depot breach, City Paper, 9/25/14
Police plant drugs, kill couple's dog, and nothing happens, a lawsuit alleges, Edward Ericson Jr, City Paper, 07/07/15
Baltimore man exonerated after 17 years in prison for murder he did not commit, Baynard Woods, The Guardian, 5/11/16
Debacle in Baltimore: Prosecutors, part of the problem, struggle with solutions, Daniel Denvir, Salon, 7/24/16
City to settle lawsuit claiming cop framed an innocent man, Edward Ericson Jr, City Paper, 11/11/16
UB Clinics teach skills, fight for Justice (on the long fight for Malcolm Bryant's exoneration), Hope Keller, Baltimore Law 09/27/16

Cell Phone Technology

Hello? Ringing Charges? CBS News Staff,, 7/7/99
Cell tower junk science, Michael Cherry et. al, Judicature, Jan/Feb 2012
Prosecutor's use of mobile phone tracking is 'junk science,' critics say, Mark Hansen, ABA Journal, 6/1/13
What your cell phone can't tell the police, Douglas Starr, The New Yorker, 6/26/14
Experts say law enforcement's use of cellphone records can be inaccurate, Tom Jackman, The Washington Post, 6/27/14
What is a cell tower's range? The Washington Post, 6/27/14
Cell phone evidence and the Serial podcast, Ben Levitan, Ben Levitan's Cellphone Blog, 12/1/2014
What would a 'Serial'-like murder investigation look like today? Motherboard Staff, Motherboard, 12/24/14
The tiny detail that is still bothering us about 'Serial,' Erick Franco, Motherboard, 12/25/14
Florida men butt-dial employer, detail robbery in voice mail, Josh Wolford, WebProNews, 2/23/15
From ‘Serial’ to Tsarnaev: Can You Trace Locations From a Phone Call? Ellen O’Leary 3/13/2015
Witness 35: FBI Agent Chad Fitzgerald and junk science WO 3/17/2015
Another alleged criminal pocket dials 911, Huffpost Weird News, 3/22/15
The cell phone evidence in Adnan Syed's case illustrates a depressingly common problem, Kevin Sali, The Huffington Post, 2/12/16

Cristina Gutierrez

In re Application of Maria C., 294 Md. 538 (1982)
A bulldog tenacity in the courtroom, Michael Ollove, Baltimore Sun, 5/15/94
Merzbacher v. State, 346 Md. 391 (Md. 1997)
Ex parte Levi Pace, Ct. Crim. App. Ala., 2/10/00
U.S. v. Bernacett Cosme, 127 F. Supp. 2d 271 (D.P.R. 2001)
Lawyer Gutierrez agrees to disbarment, Sarah Koenig, Baltimore Sun 6/2/01
Attorney is drawing numerous complaints, Sarah Koenig, Baltimore Sun, 7/19/01
Maria C. Gutierrez, 52, criminal defense lawyer, Gus G. Sentementes, Baltimore Sun 1/31/04
Ong v. Client Protection Fund of the Bar of Maryland, Court of Special Appeals, 8/17/06 [file no longer available online at]
Judicial independence and accountability, Paige Croyder, Baltimore Criminal Justice Blogger Paige Croyder, 2/22/10
Merzbacher v. Shearin, 732 F. Supp. 2d 527 (D.Md. 2010)
Merzbacher v. Shearin, 706 F.3d 356 (4th Cir. 2013)
Serial: Reflections on the case and Cristina Gutierrez from her old professor, Byron Warnken,, 12/17/14
Son of 'Serial' subject's lawyer defends mother, Justin George, Baltimore Sun, 4/9/15
Lawyer’s son speaks on “Serial” podcast, Angel McCurdy, 5/11/15
Freddie Gray family attorney Billy Murphy used to be Cristina Gutierrez's boss - Adnan Syed case, Seema Iyer, 2/5/16

False Confessions

Detective Jim Trainum on the simplicity of obtaining false confessions and why videotaping interrogations is imperative, Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project, undated
Police-induced confessions: risk factors and recommendations, Saul M. Kassin, et. al, Law and Human Behavior, 7/15/09
The substance of false confessions, Brandon Garrett, Stanford Law Review, April 2010
10 controversial convictions based on false confessions, Robin Warder, Listverse, 5/22/13
507: Confessions, This American Life, 10/11/13
The interview: Do police interrogation techniques produce false confessions, Douglas Starr, The New Yorker, 12/9/13 and Rebuttal by John Reid and Associates 12/17/13
Juan Rivera and the dangers of coercive interrogation, Douglas Starr, The New Yorker, 5/22/15
An ex-cop's remorse: An investigator who probes wrongful convictions now doubts a case of his own, Stephanie Clifford,, 10/18/16
Homicide detective’s book describes ‘How the Police Generate False Confessions’, Tom Jackman, Washington Post, 10/20/16

Hae Min Lee Murder & Adnan Syed Trial (1999-2000)

Who Was Hae Min Lee? ABC News (Baltimore) Video Collection
Snow panic starts with a few TV flakes, Kevin Cowherd, Baltimore Sun, 1/14/99
In Baltimore County, information sought on woman missing . . . Staff Reports, Baltimore Sun, 2/4/99
Body found in park is missing woman, 18, Peter Hermann and Young Chang, Baltimore Sun, 2/12/99
Ex-boyfriend is charged in teen's killing, Amy Oakes, Baltimore Sun, 3/1/99
Slain teen is remembered as 'joyful, full of love,' Jay Apperson, Baltimore Sun, 3/12/99
Jury finds teen guilty of killing ex-girlfriend, Caitlin Francke, Baltimore Sun, 2/26/00
19-year-old gets life sentence for killing former girlfriend, Caitlin Francke, Baltimore Sun, 6/7/00


Final episode of Serial, Funny or Die, 12/18/14
Christmas Serial, Saturday Night Live, 12/21/14

Islam - Religion & Culture

Effects of fasting during Ramadan month on cognitive function in Muslim athletes, Ho-Heng Tian, et. al, Asian Journal of Sports Medicine, September 2011

Jada Denita Lambert / Roy Sharonnie Davis

An item in Tuesday's city/county digest omitted the names . . . Staff Reports, Baltimore Sun, 5/5/98
Inmate charged in 1998 killing, Del Quentin Wilber, Baltimore Sun, 1/10/03
Match on police DNA index results in conviction in 1998 rape, murder, Matt Whittaker, Baltimore Sun 7/27/04


Wiggins v. State, 324 Md. 551 (1991)
Deese v. State, 786 A.2d 293 (2001)
Livor mortis: The science of death, Marianne English, Discovery, 10/31/11
Forensics: Postmortem changes, Lindsey Harle, Pathology Outlines, 2/19/12 [WARNING - GRAPHIC PHOTOS]

Metro Crime Stoppers

Metro Crime Stoppers
Metro Crime Stoppers, Inc. Tax records back to 2001, undated
Articles from Baltimore Sun, keyword tip line
Metro Crime Stoppers fires administrative coordinator, Peter Hermann, 3/1/01
Text messaging crime tips, Peter Hermann, Baltimore Sun Baltimore Crime Beat, 10/29/08
The dark side of Crime Stoppers - False information and police tunnel vision, Phil Locke, The Wrongful Convictions Blog, 12/20/12
Anonymous Baltimore gun tip reward line creates new dangers, David Codrea,, 12/3/14
Store owner will not get reward for serial robber tip, Justin George, Baltimore Sun, 4/6/15
Does crime stopping pay? Metro Crime Stoppers doles out money to tipsters, but not a lot, Kelcie Pegher, Capital Gazette, 8/16/15
Cash rewards for crime tips gaining ground in Frederick, Jeremy Arias, The Frederick News-Post, 10/17/15
Murder victim's family questions Metro Crime Stoppers about reward: Daniel Coverston found shot in head in February 2009, Barry Simms, WBALTV11, 11/02/16
IRS Form 990 archive for Metro Crime Stopper INC ProPublica

New Trial Granted & further Filings and News from Court (June 2016 onwards)

Adnan Syed, of 'Serial' podcast, gets a retrial in murder case, Jonah Engel Bromwich & Liam Stack, The New York Times, 6/30/16
Conviction vacated, new trial granted for Adnan Syed of 'Serial,'Justin Fenton & Justin George, Baltimore Sun, 6/30/16
Adnan Syed of 'Serial' granted new trial, Mariam Khan, ABC, 6/30/16
With a major victory in hand, still a long road ahead for Adnan Syed, Justin Fenton, Baltimore Sun, 7/1/16
Family of victim from 'Serial' case reacts to new trial ruling, Justin Fenton, Baltimore Sun, 7/1/16
'Serial' subject Adnan Syed might fight for bail, lawyer says, Mariam Khan, ABC, 7/1/16
'Serial' subject Adnan Syed: 4 key pieces of evidence, explained, Amelia McDonnell-Parry, Rolling Stone, 7/1/16
Victim's family 'disappointed' by Adnan Syed's retrial, Liam Stack, The New York Times, 7/2/16
What's next for Adnan Syed: Post-conviction review is more of a marathon than a sprint, Erica Suter, Maryland Post Conviction, 7/4/16
Adnan Syed's vacated conviction and the power of media, Marc Steiner Show, 7/5/16 [podcast]
Hogan Lovells joins forces with Justin Brown to represent Adnan Syed, Business Wire, 7/6/16
The reasons 'Serial' subject Adnan Syed may receive a new trial, Mariam Khan, ABC News, 7/7/2016
Adnan Syed's new lawyers may want to talk to Sarah Koenig--And Jay, Marisa M. Kashino, Washingtonian, 7/8/16
Don't appeal Syed's new trial, Steven M. Klepper, Baltimore Sun, 7/9/16 [op-ed]
Two former classmates dispute account of alibi witness for 'Serial' subject Adnan Syed, Justin Fenton, Baltimore Sun, 8/22/16
Adnan Syed's alibi witnes, Asia McClain Chapman responds to allegations she 'made up a lie,' Amelia McDonnell-Parry, Crimefeed, 8/25/16
Deputy attorney general who handled 'Serial' case appeal for state leaving position, Justin Fenton, Baltimore Sun, 9/2/16
What’s Next for Adnan Syed? [UPDATE]: What's been filed and what's coming, Erica Suter, Maryland Post Conviction, 9/17/16
'Serial': Can the State Stop Adnan Syed From Getting a New Murder Trial?, Amelia McDonnell-Parry, Rolling Stone, 10/24/16
'Serial' Subject Adnan Syed Seeks Prison Release While Awaiting New Trial, Amelia McDonnell-Parry, Rolling Stone, 10/24/16
Lawyers for Adnan Syed, of ‘Serial’ Podcast, Ask Court to Free Him on Bail, Jonah Engle Bromwich New York Times, 10/24/16
Serial's Adnan Syed Launches Bid to Be Released From Prison, Miriam Khan, ABC News, 10/24/16
Serial' podcast subject Adnan Syed asks for release from prison, Justin Fenton, Baltimore Sun, 10/24/16
​Adnan Syed asks for release from prison while he awaits retrial in Serial case, AP, The Guardian, 10/24/16
Adnan's attorneys file motion for release, Vanessa Herring, WBALTV 11, 10/25/16
State files opposition to Adnan Syed's request for bail hearing Justin Fenton, Baltimore Sun, 11/10/16


The A.V. Club's Serial Serial podcast
Crime Writers on Serial
Routing Out [selected episodes on Serial season 1]
Serially Obsessed (via Acast)
Slate Serial Spoiler Special (via Stitcher)
Generation Why Podcast Episode 134-The Murder of Hae Min Lee, , 7/26/15 [episode has been removed from their feed]
Generation Why Podcast Episode 195- Interview with Rabia Chaudry
The Bollywood Lawyer Episode 1 - "A Night for Justice" gala with Adnan Syed's Legal Trust, 3/8/16
The Bollywood Lawyer Episode 58 "Adnan Syed: Court of Special Appeals Hearing" Interview with Erica Suter, who watched the hearing. 6/8/17
Serial Dynasty Season 1 (podcast name now changed to Truth and Justice.) Season 1 (April 2015 onwards) responded to Undisclosed and other podcasts about Adnan Syed's case as well as listener theories. Host Bob Ruff also interviewed various people connected with the case.
Crime Junkie "What Serial didn't tell you." One-off episode summarising the main findings that were left out of Serial, or have been discovered since.

Post-Conviction Hearing (February 2016)

'Serial' subject Adnan Syed has day in court, makes case for new trial, Justin Fenton, Baltimore Sun, 2/3/16
Adnan Syed's post-conviction hearing day 1: Asia McClain finally takes the stand, Amelia McDonell-Parry, The Frisky, 2/3/16
Adnan Syed returns to court Wednesday, friends and family maintain his innocence, Christian Schaeffer, ABC2 News WMAR Baltimore, 2/3/16
Adnan Syed to argue his innocence at hearing to consider new evidence, Baynard Woods, The Guardian, 2/3/16
Woman tells Adnan Syed hearing she was dissuaded from providing him with potential alibi, Baynard Woods, The Guardian, 2/3/16
Testimony turns away from alibi witness to cellphone tower data in Adnan Syed hearing, Justin Fenton, Baltimore Sun, 2/4/16
Adnan Syed's post-conviction hearing day 2 (part 1): Asia McClain finishes testifying, Amelia McDonell-Parry, The Frisky, 2/4/16
Adnan Syed's post-conviction hearing day 2 (part 2): Expert Gerald R. Grant Jr. eviscerates the State's cell site evidence, Amelia McDonell-Parry, The Frisky, 2/4/16
Adnan Syed appears in court for post-conviction hearing, Christian Schaeffer, ABC2 News WMAR Baltimore, 2/4/16
Lawyers question how witness knew case details at Adnan Syed hearing, Baynard Woods, The Guardian, 2/4/16
Adnan Syed hearing: Legal expert says failure to call alibi witness 'changed the ballgame's result,' Justin Fenton, Baltimore Sun, 2/5/16
Adnan Syed's post-conviction hearing day 3 (part 1): Expert says Asia McClain's alibi testimony would have been a 'game changer,' Amelia McDonell-Parry, The Frisky, 2/5/16
Potential alibi witness cross-examined in Adnan Syed case, Christian Schaeffer, ABC2 News WMAR Baltimore, 2/5/16
Experts say there's a strong argument for a new trial for Adnan Syed, Christian Schaeffer, ABC2 News WMAR Baltimore, 2/5/16
Adnan Syed hearing extended as lawyers spar over cellphone records, Baynard Woods, The Guardian, 2/5/16
Adnan Syed's post-conviction hearing day 3 (part 2): The State's fancy FBI cell expert totally goofs, Amelia McDonell-Parry, The Frisky, 2/6/16
Hae Min Lee's family says Syed hearings have 'reopened wounds few can imagine', Justin Fenton, Baltimore Sun, 2/7/16
'Serial' subject's bid for new trial angers dead woman's family, Ashley Southall, The New York Times, 2/7/16
Serial case: victim's family offers rare statement before hearing resumes, Baynard Woods, The Guardian, 2/8/16
'Serial' case: Adnan Syed hearing expected to wrap up Tuesday, Justin Fenton, Baltimore Sun, 2/8/16
Testimony concludes in hearing on 'Serial' case, Christian Schaeffer, ABC2 News WMAR Baltimore, 2/8/16
Adnan Syed hearing continues in Baltimore, The Marc Steiner Show [podcast featuring Doug Colbert],, 2/8/16
Adnan Syed hearing: FBI agent accuses defense of manipulating evidence, Baynard Woods, The Guardian, 2/9/16
Adnan Syed's post-conviction hearing, day 4: Chad Fitzgerald and Dave Irwin are back, plus 'Useless Steve' testifies, Amelia McDonell-Parry, The Frisky, 2/9/16
'Serial' case: Adnan Syed hearing wraps up, Justin Fenton, Baltimore Sun, 2/9/16
Lawyers wrap up closing arguments in 'Serial' case, Christian Schaeffer & Mallory Sofastaii, ABC2 News WMAR Baltimore, 2/9/16
Judge, not armchair 'Serial' detectives, to decide retrial, Juliet Lindermann, Associated Press, in New Yorker and various other publications 2/9/16
Adnan Syed's post-conviction hearing, day 5: Closing arguments & final thoughts, Amelia McDonell-Parry, The Frisky, 2/10/16
Judge defers ruling on retrial for Adnan Syed in 'Serial' murder case, Baynard Woods, The Guardian, 2/10/16
Asia McClain speaks out about 'Serial''s Adnan Syed, Mariam Khan, ABC News, 2/10/16
Adnan Syed's attorney Justin Brown speaks out about case [video of press conference from 2/8/16], WMAR Staff, ABC2 News WMAR Baltimore, 2/12/16
Thiruvendran Vignarajah speaks on Adnan Syed case [video of press conference from 2/8/16], WMAR Staff, ABC2 News WMAR Baltimore, 2/13/16
Sitting with Adnan, Justin Brown, Brown & Nieto Law Firm, 2/13/16
The most memorable quotes from the Adnan Syed hearing, Seema Iyer, The Dean's Report, 215/16
5 things I learned from reporting on Adnan Syed's post-conviction hearing, Amelia McDonell-Parry, Crime Feed, 2/16/16
New evidence in 'Serial' hearing comes 16 years later, Jessica DaSilva, BNA Criminal Law Reporter, 2/17/16

Serial Podcast & Adnan Syed Case (2014- )

Student pro bono clinic investigates claim of false conviction, Eric Williamson, University of Virginia School of Law, 10/3/14
White reporter privilege, Jay Caspian King, The Awl, 11/13/14
Behind the scenes of 'Serial': An interview with co-creator Julie Snyder, Melissa Maerz, Entertainment Weekly, 11/20/14
Inside a 'Serial' addiction: Hit podcast features legal work of UVA Innocence Project, Eric Williamson, University of Virginia School of Law, 11/20/14
The backlash against 'Serial' and why it's wrong, Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic, 12/3/14
Our jury is in on 'Serial,' Eli Hager, The Marshall Project, 12/10/14
I started 'Serial' but it didn't end the way I had hoped, Rabia Chaudry, Time, 12/18/14
Former Teammate remembers Hae, Kate Arrildt , Lacrosse Magazine, 12/18/14
Hae Min Lee's lacrosse story, Matt White, Lacrosse Magazine, 12/19/14
Surreal listening, a wrongfully convicted man's take on 'Serial,' Ryan Ferguson, Signature, 1/9/15
The Intercept's 'Serial' trolling is just mind boggling, Martin Austermuhle, Medium, 1/10/15
Exclusive: Potential alibi witness for convicted murderer in 'Serial' breaks silence with new affidavit, Madeleine Morgenstern, The Blaze, 1/20/15
'Serial' prosecutor blows off interview: Is he hiding something? Seema Iyer, The Dean's Report, 2/2/15
File Not Found
File Not Found
, Peter DeCandia, Observer, 2/5/15
ALA's and Adnan Syed, Erica J. Suter, Maryland Post Conviction, 2/11/15
'Serial' truthers are now doxxing women, Emily Shire and Ben Collins, The Daily Beast, 2/20/15
Serial podcast rehabilitated a schoolgirl's murder, so where's the feminist outrage? Ann Brocklehurst,, 4/21/15
'Serial' becomes first podcast to win a Peabody award, Christopher Rosen, Entertainment Weekly, 4/20/15
Rabia Chaudry responds to my feminist take on Serial podcast, and I respond back to Rabia, Ann Brocklehurst,, 5/17/15
The one perspective on Serial you haven't heard: What prisoners think, Kendra Hovey, Medium, 5/24/15
5 key findings from 'Undisclosed' that 'Serial' missed, Cristina Everett, Entertainment Weekly, 8/24/15
Voices: Serial adviser, Illinois Bar Journal, August 2015 [interview with Gina De Vito, legal adviser to Serial, prosecutor, and sister-in-law of Serial producer Julie Snyder]
Law and order and podcasts: How 'Serial' uncovered evidence that led to Adnan Syed's new hearing, Jessica Goldstein,, 11/10/15
Dead certainty, Kathryn Schulz, The New Yorker, 1/25/16
'Making a Murderer,' 'biased' journalism, & necessary outrage, Amelia McDonnell-Parry, The Frisky, 1/25/16
Serial, redux: The rhetorical triangle shifts, Brian Baron, via, 2/6/16
Ineffective assistance of counsel: trial strategy vs. screw up, Erica J. Suter, Maryland Post Conviction, 2/6/16
Ineffective assistance of counsel part 2: prejudice, Erica J. Suter, Maryland Post Conviction, 2/8/16
Ineffective assistance of counsel part 3: how much proof and other post-conviction details, Erica J. Suter, Maryland Post Conviction, 2/9/16
Why Sarah Koenig's 'Serial' season 1 updates from Adnan's trial are so frustrating, Katy Waldman, Slate, 2/9/16
Retired Baltimore surveyor traces steps of 'Serial' murder investigation, Colin Campbell, Baltimore Sun, 2/29/2016
A new Supreme Court decision could affect State v. Syed, Steve Klepper, Maryland Appellate Blog, 3/8/16
Sarah Koenig, Sarah Koenig,, 6/21/2016 ("manifesto" describing how Koenig prepared/produced the "Leakin Park" episode of Serial)

William Rodriguez

State v. Wille, 559 So.2d 1321 (1990)
Joe Roy Metheny v. State of Maryland, Ct. App. Md., 7/24/00
Dr. Bill Rodriguez, Body farm founder, Casey Anthony Trial Today in Review, 6/18/11
'Saint exhumation' a first for accomplished forensic anthropologist, Maria Wiering, The Catholic Review, 6/11/13
Hidden Maryland: Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Justin George, Baltimore Sun, 7/29/13