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Trial 1

December 8 to 15, 1999


This was a jury trial held before the Honorable William Quarles, Associate Judge in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.
Defendant: Adnan Syed
Attorney for the Defendant: M Cristina Gutierrez.
Attorneys for the State: Kevin Urick and Kathleen C Murphy

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Trial 1, Day 1

Wed, Dec 8 1999
The trial transcript for this day is not available.
From the discussions the following day we do know it was the first day of the trial and included jury selection (voir dire) as well as discussions, and probably agreements, about items which might later be introduced into evidence.

Trial 1, Day 2

Thu, Dec 9 1999
Preliminary discussions - p 3
Defendant enters courtroom - p 7
Voir dire - Jury Selection - p 9
Jury sworn in - p 130
Judge Quarles introduction - p 131
Prosecution opening statement - Urick - p 133
Defence opening statement - Gutierrez - p 138

Trial 1, Day 3

Fri, Dec 10 1999
Young Lee - Hae's brother - p 4
Nisha - Adnan's romantic interest - p 25
Officer Scott Adcock - County PD officer who responded to initial call on January 13 - p 37
Sergeant Kevin Forrester - BPD homicide sergeant - p 56
Salvatore Bianca - BPD Trace Analysis Unit tech - p 71
Romano Thomas - BPD Mobile Crime Lab tech - p 103

Trial 1, Day 4

Mon, Dec 13 1999
Proceedings open - p 155
Emmanuel Obot - BPD Mobile Crime Lab tech - p 155
Detective Sgt Joseph O'Shea - County PD detective sergeant - p 160
Ms Inez Butler-Hendrix - Athletic trainer / teacher at Woodlawn High - p 175
Donald C - Hae's boyfriend in January 1999 - p 195
Ms L Woodley - Deputy headteacher at Woodlawn High - p 212
S Watts - School nurse at Woodlawn High - p 225
Sharon Talmadge - BPD Latent Prints (fingerprints) Lab tech - p 250
Krista M - Friend of Adnan and Hae at Woodlawn High - p 284
Deborah W (Debbie) - Friend of Adnan and Hae at Woodlawn High - p 322

Trial 1, Day 5

Tue, Dec 14 1999
Ms H Schab - Hae's French teacher at Woodlawn High - p 6
Margarita Korell - Medical examiner (performed autopsy) - p 21
Melissa Stangroom- MD State Police forensic chemist (DNA and other testing) - p 69
Yasar A - Friend of Adnan - p 97
(not her real name) Cathy (Kristi V) - Friend of Jenn P - p 123
Jay Wilds - p 183

Trial 1, Day 6

Wed, Dec 15 1999
Jay Wilds continued - p 4
William Rodriguez - Naval forensic anthropologist (disinterment of body) - p 229
Dr Rodriguez excused - p 250
Motion for mistrial granted - p 255
Proceedings close - p 256


Trial 2

January 21 to February 25 2000


Again, this was a jury trial, but during the previous trial, jury members heard Judge Quarles call Gutierrez a liar, forcing him to declare it a mistrial. Judge Quarles therefore recused himself from the new trial, and so a new Judge was appointed, the Honorable Wanda Heard, also an Associate Judge in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.
Defendant: Adnan Syed
Attorney for the Defendant: M Cristina Gutierrez.
After the verdict, Adnan was forced to dismiss Gutierrez and was subsequently appointed a public defender, Charles H Dorsey III who represented him during the sentencing hearing on 25 June 2000
Attorneys for the State: Kevin Urick and Kathleen C Murphy

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Trial 2, Day 1

Fri, Jan 21 2000
Preliminary matters - p 2
Discussion re voir dire - p 3
Panel of prospective jurors sworn - p 43
Roll call of the panel of prospective jurors - p 43
Commencement of voir dire - questioning of jury pool members - p 64

Trial 2, Day 2

Mon, Jan 24 2000
Preliminary Matters - p 2
Roll call - p 3
Voir dire resumed - questioning of jury pool members - p 21
Jury selection - p 253
Jury sworn - p 287
Preliminary remarks by Judge Heard - p 299
Tue, Jan 25 2000
Judge Heard was not able to be present due to a family funeral. (See page 18-20 of Jan 24 transcript.)
Wed, Jan 26 2000
Judge Heard was not able to be present due to a family funeral. (See page 18-20 of Jan 24 transcript.)

Trial 2, Day 3

Thu, Jan 27 2000
Defense objection to seating Juror Number 6 - p 2
Defense motion to have the jury visit the crime scene (reserved) - p 18
Defense motion for sequestration (granted) - p 49
Preliminary remarks by the Court - p 81
Opening Statement - Prosecution, Urick - p 91
Opening Statement - Defense, Gutierrez - p 109
State motion for mistrial - p 148
State motion in limine re: Polygraph and referring to offenses not impeachable - p 153
Emmanuel Obot - BPD Mobile Crime Lab tech - p 168
Sergeant Kevin Forrester - BPD homicide sergeant - p 195

Trial 2, Day 4

Fri, Jan 28 2000
Defense motion in limine to instruct jurors not to read any newspapers for the duration of the trial (denied) - p 11
Defense motion in limine to restrict the testimony of Hope Schab - p 12
Young Lee - Hae's brother - p 16
Grant Graham - Naval forensic trace analysis specialist (disinterment of body) - p 81
Ms H Schab - Hae's French teacher at Woodlawn High - p 130
William Rodriguez - Naval forensic anthropologist (disinterment of body) - p 158
Nisha T - Adnan's romantic interest - p 184
Krista M - Friend of Adnan and Hae at Woodlawn High - p 206
Aisha P - Friend of Adnan and Hae at Woodlawn High - p 237

Trial 2, Day 5

Mon, Jan 31 2000
Officer Scott Adcock - County PD officer who responded to initial report on January 13 - p 5
Detective Joseph O'Shea - County PD detective sergeant - p 23
Romano Thomas - BPD Mobile Crime Lab tech - p 48

Trial 2, Day 6

Tue, Feb 01 2000
Romano Thomas - BPD Mobile Crime Lab tech - p 4
Sharon Talmadge - BPD Latent Prints (fingerprints) Lab tech - p 14
Donald C - Hae's boyfriend in Jan 1999 - p 69
Salvatore Bianca - BPD Trace Analysis Unit tech - p 105

Trial 2, Day 7

Wed, Feb 02 2000
Theresa Long - Maryland State Police forensic chemist (DNA and other testing) - p 7
Margarita Korrell - Medical examiner (performed autopsy) - p 34
Ms L Woodley - Deputy headteacher at Woodlawn High - p 92

Trial 2, Day 8

Thu, Feb 03 2000
Ms S Watts - School nurse at Woodlawn High - p 20
Yaser A - Friend of Adnan - p 79

Trial 2, Day 9

Fri, Feb 04 2000
Ms I Butler-Hendrix - Athletic trainer / teacher at Woodlawn High - p 8
Jay Wilds - p 115

Trial 2, Day 10

Tue, Feb 08 2000
Abraham Waranowitz - AT&T cell phone network engineer - p 6

Trial 2, Day 11

Wed, Feb 09 2000
Abraham Waranowitz - AT&T cell phone network engineer - p 31

Trial 2, Day 12

Thu, Feb 10 2000
Jay Wilds testimony starts - p 9
Jay Wilds leaves the courtroom - p 86
Jay Wilds, testimony resumes - p 122

Trial 2, Day 13

Fri, Feb 11 2000
Jay Wilds - p 58

Trial 2, Day 14

Mon, Feb 14 2000
Jay Wilds - p 38

Trial 2, Day 15

Tue, Feb 15 2000
Jay Wilds - p 10
Jennifer P - Friend of Jay W - p 181

Trial 2, Day 16

Wed, Feb 16 2000
Jennifer P - Friend of Jay W - p 3
(not her real name) Cathy (Kristi V) - Friend of Jenn P - p 205
Deborah W (Debbie) - Friend of Hae and Adnan at Woodlawn High - p 297

Trial 2, Day 17

Thu, Feb 17 2000
Deborah W (Debbie) - Friend of Hae and Adnan at Woodlawn High - p 5
Detective Gregory MacGillivary - BPD homicide detective - p 152

Trial 2, Day 18

Fri, Feb 18 2000
Detective Gregory MacGillivary - BPD homicide detective - p 2

Trial 2, Day 19

Tue, Feb 22 2000
Andrew Davis - Defense private investigator - p 78
Philip Buddemeyer - Baltimore City surveyor - p 93
Mr S - Found body in Leakin Park - p 111

Trial 2, Day 20

Wed, Feb 23 2000
Mr S - Found body in Leakin Park - p 3
Coach M Sye - Adnan's track coach - p 97
Rebecca W (Becky)- Friend of Hae and Adnan at Woodlawn High - p 114
Syed Rahman - Adnan's father - p 249

Trial 2, Day 21

Thu, Feb 24 2000
Syed Rahman - Adnan's father - p 4
Detective William Ritz - BPD homicide detective p 21
Andrew Davis - Defense private investigator - p 100
Saad Chaudry - Friend of Adnan - p 113
Saad P - Friend of Adnan - p 161
Maqbool P - Family friend of Adnan - p 187
Ms B Stuckey - Adnan's teacher at Woodlawn High - p 202

Trial 2, Day 22

Fri, Feb 25 2000
Judge Heard - instructions to the jury - p 23
Closing Arguments - Prosecution, Murphy - p 47
Closing Arguments - Defense, Gutierrez - p 85
Closing Arguments - Prosecution, Urick - p 116
Jury Verdict - p 132

Trial 2, Sentencing

Tue, June 06 2000
Sentencing Hearing
Defense motion for a new trial - p 1
Motion denied - p 6
Hae's mother's statement - p 7
Urick's sentencing argument - p 11
Dorsey's sentencing argument - p 13
Adnan's statement - p 14
Judge Heard - p 15
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December 8, 2000, the first day of Trial 1, is not available, and a small number of other pages are also missing.