'Serial' case alibi witness denies she was willing to lie

Posted at 7:32 AM, Aug 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-26 07:32:49-04
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - An alibi witness for a man whose murder conviction was re-examined in the popular "Serial" podcast is disputing claims in a court filing that she expressed willingness to lie to protect Adnan Syed.
The witness, Asia McClain Chapman, wrote on her website that the allegations from two sisters are "entirely false."
The court filing this week by the Maryland attorney general says the two sisters were Chapman's high school classmates. The filing says one of them reached out to attorney general's office on her own in July, a week after a judge ordered a new trial for Syed. Both sisters have given sworn affidavits about their recollections from 1999.
Chapman has said she saw Syed at the Woodlawn library about the same time Hae Min Lee was murdered that year.

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