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30th Jun 2016

Adnan Syed of podcast ‘Serial’ is to get a new trial

The news was made public this evening.

Cathy Donohue

Adnan Syed, the subject of podcast Serial is to get a retrial.

For anyone not familiar with Serial, the podcast told how Adnan Syed was accused and eventually convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee.

It is believed that the new case will explore a number of issues: Syed’s previous legal representation, the alleged misuse of tower cell data and a possible testimony from Asia McClain, a former classmate of both Syed and Hae Min Lee.

According to The NY Times, McClain said she chatted with Syed in a public library at the time Hae Min Lee was murdered.

Syed has been in prison for 16 years, on a life sentence, and Serial examined evidence which was never discussed in his original trial.

Syed’s attorney, Justin C. Brown told The Baltimore Sun:

“This is obviously a huge step forward for Adnan. We look forward to our day in court”.

Image via CNN