′Serial′ case: Adnan Syed to be released after judge tosses murder conviction | News | DW

Adnan Syed’s conviction was overturned by a judge in the US state of Maryland on Monday. It was said that there had been two other possible suspects that hadn’t been disclosed to the defense at trial.

Syed had gained national attention after the podcast ‘Serial’ featured his case, raising doubts about him being guilty. 

Adnan Syed was alleged to have killed his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee in 1999 in a Baltimore park. She was 18 when she was strangled and buried at the scene. Syed served over 20 years in prison for the crime, being convicted in 2000. 

The 42-year-old has persistently vowed to be innocent and has handed in multiple appeals which were denied, including an appeal to the US Supreme Court in 2019. 

Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa Phinn ordered Syed immediately…

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