Adnan Syed of ‘Serial’ is getting a new trial

Baltimore judge vacates 2000 conviction for the murder of Hae Min Lee.

A Baltimore judge has ordered a new trial for Adnan Syed, setting aside his conviction for the 1999 murder of his former girlfriend, in a case that was propelled to international attention by the popular podcast Serial.

Conviction vacated, new trial granted for Adnan Syed of 'Serial'

Syed, now 35, has been serving a life sentence since 2000, when he was convicted of killing ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. The wildly popular first season of Serial, downloaded millions of times, renewed public interest in the case, rousing fervent speculation about Syed's guilt and whether he had received a fair trial.

Retired Judge Martin Welch, who had denied Syed's previous request for a new trial, vacated Syed's conviction Thursday and said questions about cellphone tower evidence should have been raised by his trial team.

Syed's lawyer, C. Justin Brown, confirmed the news on Twitter on Thursday afternoon:

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Author: Marcus M. Wise

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