Adnan Syed Murder: Asia McClain Opens Up With New Affidavit For Convicted Murderer, ‘I Never Told Urick That I Recanted My Story’ [VIDEO]
Ever since the Serial podcast aired Adnan Syed has garnered a lot of attention.
The convicted murderer is currently serving time for the death of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee.
On Tuesday, TheBlaze reported that Syed's former classmate Asia McClain has written a new affidavit that clarifies she was with Syed at the exact time the state argued he killed Lee in 1999.
The new affidavit also alleges that Kevin Urick, the original prosecutor in the case, convinced her not to participate in the appeals process.
TheBlaze got to see the new affidavit and reported that McClain said she has "c[o]me to understand [her] importance to the case" and realized she "needed to step forward and make [her] story known to the court system."
Syed was convicted of strangling his ex-girlfriend when they were both students at Woodlawn High School in Baltimore County, but Serial made listeners question if Syed was given a fair trial.
McClain wrote Syed two letters after he was arrested saying she saw him in the public library the day Lee disappeared, but she was never heard from at the trial.
She revealed in the new affidavit, "I never told Urick that I recanted my story or affidavit about January 13, 1999.
"In addition, I did not write the March 1999 letters or the affidavit because of pressure from Syed's family. I did not write them to please Syed's family or to get them off my back. What actually happened is that I wrote the affidavit because I wanted to provide the truth about what I remembered. My only goal has always been to provide the truth about what I remembered," she further revealed in the new affidavit.
Urick told TheBlaze he did not deter McClain from testifying.
"Absolutely false," he said, adding, "I was not the one that brought up anything about evidence. She asked me, was it a strong case? I said 'yes'. That was about the extent of my response."
Click here to read McClain's entire affidavit.