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S01 Episode 10: The Best Defense is a Good Defense

S01 Episode 10: The Best Defense is a Good Defense

Update: 2014-12-04350
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Adnan’s trial lawyer was M. Cristina Gutierrez, a renowned defense attorney in Maryland – tough and savvy and smart. Other lawyers said she was exactly the kind of person you’d want defending you on a first-degree murder charge. But Adnan was convicted, and a year later, Gutierrez was disbarred. What happened? 
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Holly Mero

how can they take into account that he was "so religous" to the point where he murders Hae for being "dishonoured" yet don't take into account the fact that he was dating outside of his religion among other things his parents would be disappointed by. that just doesn't make sense to me. if he was so religous he wouldn't have been dating her in the first place. Hello?

Jun 18th
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Angela Repp

hearing his guidance counselor read about his accomplishments already at his age breaks my heart if he is not guilty, which I don't think he is. think of what he could have given to society over the years as an engineer or the like, instead of what his life has been.

Jun 6th
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Angela Repp

the lawyer is very annoying to listen to. I would be annoyed with the defense as a juror.

Jun 6th
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James Milliken

The lawyers voice is like stretched out barbed wire. Imagine having to listen to that every day in court. I bet at least one juror found him guilty because her voice annoyed them so much.

Apr 14th
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Sarah Arnold

James Milliken She almost sounds like she's questioning herself as she talked too..... goodness.

Jun 18th
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Danielle Bolton

James Milliken i really believe this played into it. shes so obnoxious you cant help but dislike her, and people tend to not believe/side with someone they dislike

Jun 10th
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Shakennotstired

Are you serious? You think he is not being discriminated against by the system, really? They sentenced him cause he was being a bad Muslim.... Dating , drinking, sex, that is what every teenager does. He is a brown kid & a Muslim obviously they do not care. The darker your skin the more they are prejudice. How come Dan gets to go scottfree? Jay sounds absolutely dodgy, he seems to be spinning a web of lies, why was he never called out?

Apr 12th
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NoaGins

Shakennotstired I totally agree that Adnan was a victim of discrimination by the justice systsm and that Jay is super shady, but just for the record, Jay's black. I think it's just that there was more hatred against Muslims, let alone Pakistani Muslims.

Jun 8th
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Shakennotstired

Are you even serious? You believe he was not discriminated against, really?

Apr 12th
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Gerrit Soprano

lamest episode

Dec 16th
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Christine Johnson

Christina sounds so much like Ron Swanson's ex wife!

Dec 1st
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Alex Magdaleno

Christine Johnson 🤣🤣🤣

Mar 4th
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Hayley Showering

OMG how annoying is his lawyer.....her voice just drones on and on. She sounds like she has no idea what she's doing!

Nov 11th
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Daniel Dippel

Hayley Showering The way she lengthens words was annoying

Dec 20th
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TaCarra P

tm

Oct 7th
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Nancy Lapus

no clue

Oct 5th
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Christina Morgan

Nancy Lapus Are you okay Nancy?

Oct 12th
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Momina Hafeez

Being a Pakistani Muslim, it really struck me how people think that in Islam it is permissible to kill a woman if it comes to honor. That is so not true. It is haram (prohibited) in Islam.

Sep 17th
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S01 Episode 10: The Best Defense is a Good Defense

S01 Episode 10: The Best Defense is a Good Defense

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