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'Serial' Subject Will Receive New Trial

Adnan Syed, the man convicted of a murder investigated in the podcast 'Serial,' will have another chance at proving his innocence.

Posted: Mar 29, 2018 10:49 AM

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Maryland appeals court has upheld a ruling granting a new trial to a man whose conviction in the murder of his high school sweetheart became the subject of the popular podcast "Serial."

Adnan Syed was convicted in 2000 of killing Hae Min Lee and burying her body in a shallow grave in a Baltimore park. A three-judge panel on Thursday upheld a lower court ruling granting him new trial.

Syed's story was widely publicized in the 2014 "Serial" podcast, which cast doubt on his guilt. The show attracted millions of listeners and shattered podcast records.

A lower court judge 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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3/29/2018 10:16:17 AM (GMT -7:00)

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