‘Serial’ Subject Adnan Syed Conviction Overturned

‘Serial’ Podcast Killer Adnan Syed’s Conviction Overturned
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Mar. 29 2018, Published 7:25 p.m. ET

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The Baltimore man whose murder conviction was the subject of the 2014 podcast “Serial” is getting a new trial, has learned.

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals on Thursday vacated the conviction of Adnan Syed and ruled that he should be granted a new trial on all charges.

Syed was convicted in 2000 of the first-degree murder and kidnapping of his former girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, and burying her body in a shallow grave in a Baltimore park.

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His story was widely publicized in the “Serial” podcast, which became wildly popular and cast doubt on his guilt.

A lower court judge had already vacated Syed’s conviction in 2016, citing his attorney’s failure to cross-examine a key witness. Prosecutors appealed to the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, the state’s intermediate appeals court.

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