A court in Maryland has overturned a ruling that would have granted Adnan Syed, the subject of the podcast Serial, a new trial, The Baltimore Sun reports. The ruling is a setback for Syed and his legal team, who had hoped that a new trial would potentially lead to his freedom.
In 2000, a jury convicted Syed of murdering his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, who had been found dead in a Baltimore park the year before. Serial brought a renewed interest in Syed’s case, and raised the possibility that he might be innocent, or at the very least, might not have been properly represented by his attorney.
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Author: Andrew Liptak