‘Serial’ Subject Adnan Syed Will Get a New Trial 18 Years After Murder Conviction

The central character of “Serial” season one has had his murder conviction vacated 19 years after his arrest. Adnan Syed will receive a new trial for allegedly kidnapping and committing the first-degree murder of Hae Min Lee, 18, his ex-girlfriend and former classmate. Maryland Court of Special Appeals panel announced its ruling Thursday. Lee’s body was found a month after her January 1999 disappearance, in Baltimore’s Leakin Park.

Today, Adnan Syed’s appeal in his case was affirmed by the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland. https://t.co/kMALyCmTGq

— Serial (@serial) March 29, 2018

According to the three-judge panel, Syed’s attorney during his original trial failed him by neglecting to call witness Asia McClain — a “Serial” source — to the stand. If true, McClain’s alibi “would have made it impossible for Syed to have murdered Hae.” Syed, now in his late 30s, served 16 years of a life sentence for the crime.
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