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2 Swear Alibi Witness in 'Serial' Case Said She Would Lie to Help Suspect: Attorney General

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    Prison artwork created by Adnan Syed sits near family photos in the home of his mother, Shamim Syed, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Baltimore. Adnan Syed was convicted for the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend, and his case was revived in a wildly popular podcast with millions of weekly listeners.

    The Maryland attorney general's office says an alibi witness for a man whose murder conviction was re-examined in the popular "Serial" podcast told classmates more than 20 years ago she would lie to help him.

    Officials wrote in court filings Monday that two sisters who were classmates of the witness at Woodlawn High School approached the attorney general's office this summer, after a judge ordered a new trial for Adnan Syed. The sisters gave sworn statements saying they got into a 1999 argument with the witness, Asia McClain.

    The officials ask that the sisters' affidavits be used in court if McClain's alibi claim is introduced.

    The judge who ordered the new trial ruled Syed's attorneys were deficient, because they failed to note the unreliability of cellphone tracking evidence cited by prosecutors.

    Mom Thwarts Attempted Kidnapping

    [NATL-DFW] Mom Thwarts Attempted Kidnapping

    One Albuquerque, New Mexico mother got the shock of a lifetime when she turned around just in time to see a complete stranger running away with one of her children.

    Quick thinking and protective, the mother was able to chase down 29-year-old Dustin Sherman and wrestle her child from his arms.

    "He was carrying her like he was carrying his own child," the mother said. "He was holding her close you know trying to hold her really close to him and that bothered me really bad."

    Sherman was arrested, and authorities say he has a criminal history that includes battery on a peace officer as well as domestic violence charges.Read more from KOB here.

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