SERIAL podcast subject granted new trial
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Adnan Syed was granted a new trial on Thursday by a Maryland appeals court. (Reuters)
Adnan Syed, the man whose trial and murder conviction was detailed in the popular podcast “Serial,” was granted a new trial on Thursday by a Maryland appeals court.
Syed was convicted in 2000 the murder of Hae Min Lee, his high school sweetheart, whose body was found buried in a shallow grave in a Baltimore park the year before. Syed was sentenced to life in prison.
His case made international headlines in 2014 when the “Serial” podcast, created by Sarah Koenig, profiled his conviction and cast doubt on his guilt. The show attracted millions of listeners and shattered podcast records.
Syed has maintained his innocence throughout the years. He filed an appeal in 2012 but was denied.Read More...