For Serial-heads, one of the biggest pieces of Sarah Koenig’s puzzle is “the deal with Jay,” Adnan Syed’s chief accuser in the 1999 murder of 18-year-old Hae Min Lee. (If none of this looks familiar to you, might we suggest you start here, because it’s a long story.) Listeners know that Jay Wilds’ single interview was not exactly revelatory, and the holes in his narrative never seemed to totally square with the evidence that actually put Syed away.

Now, after all but stonewalling Serial, Jay has given his first open interview to The Intercept, with a yet another new outline of the day’s events. It’s not a wild departure from his previous story, but there are a few key changes. In the new version, Jay maintains that he picked up Adnan from the Best Buy parking lot, but says he didn’t see Hae’s body until later, at his grandmother’s house (he says he kept this detail a secret to protect her). He also says he wasn’t with Adnan all day, as he originally claimed, and says the holes in his story are there because he wasn’t fully willing to cooperate with the police. Read the first part of the interview here

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