Adnan Syed

Maryland's highest court to weigh in on Syed case

Maryland's highest court to weigh in on Syed case

Maryland’s highest court has agreed to consider whether to reinstate the murder conviction of Adnan Syed, the subject of the immensely popular “Serial” podcast.

The Court of Appeals decided Thursday to hear the state’s argument that Syed’s original defense did not violate the Constitution’s guarantee to an effective counsel.

It’s the latest development in a drawn-out case that captured global attention in 2014 with the “Serial” podcast. More than a decade earlier, Syed was convicted for the killing of his former girlfriend, Woodlawn High School classmate Hae Min Lee. He was sentenced to life in prison, but maintains his innocence.

The state’s second-highest court...

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