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Fri Mar 8, 2019, 07:17 PM

Court denies new trial in 'Serial' podcast murder case

Source: Associated Press

Court denies new trial in ‘Serial’ podcast murder case

By BRIAN WITTE
March 8, 2019

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s highest court denied a new trial Friday for a man whose murder conviction was chronicled in the hit podcast “Serial.”

In a 4-3 opinion, the Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court that Adnan Syed’s legal counsel was deficient in failing to investigate an alibi witness, but it disagreed that the deficiency prejudiced the case. The court said Syed waived his ineffective counsel claim.

The court reversed a Court of Special Appeals’ judgment, sending the case back to that court with directions to reverse a Baltimore Circuit Court judgment granting a new trial.

Syed is serving a life sentence after he was convicted in 2000 of strangling 17-year-old Hae Min Lee and burying her body in a Baltimore park. More than a decade later, the popular “Serial” podcast brought Syed’s case to millions of listeners with its debut 2014 season. The show revealed little-known evidence and attracted millions of listeners, shattering podcast-streaming and downloading records.

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Fri Mar 8, 2019, 07:36 PM

1. Absolutely unreal

This has to be so disheartening for his family and certainly doesn’t serve justice.

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Fri Mar 8, 2019, 08:16 PM

2. The first part of HBO's 4 part documentary on the case airs this coming Sunday.

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