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Two former classmates dispute account of alibi witness for 'Serial' subject Adnan Syed

Two former classmates dispute account of alibi witness for 'Serial' subject Adnan Syed

More than a decade after the murder conviction of Adnan Syed, whose guilt or innocence became the subject of the popular podcast "Serial," two former high school classmates have emerged, saying a key alibi witness would "make up a lie" to help his case.

The former Woodlawn High School students, who are sisters, gave sworn statements to the Maryland attorney general's office this summer, recalling a heated argument in 1999 with Asia McClain in class after she said she believed in Syed's innocence and wanted to help him, according to a new court filing.

Syed was convicted by a jury of murder in 2000 and sentenced to life in prison.

McClain testified...