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'Serial' case: Adnan Syed hearing wraps up

'Serial' case: Adnan Syed hearing wraps up

Adnan Syed, the subject of the popular podcast "Serial," had his day in court — five of them, to be exact. Now, it's up to a judge to determine whether the man convicted in 2000 of killing his ex-girlfriend will get a new trial.

Syed's attorneys said Tuesday in closing arguments of a weeklong post-conviction hearing that a crucial alibi witness and questionable cellphone records were wrongly overlooked by his original trial lawyer.

"At the end of the day, a mistake was made … not to talk to an alibi witness who could've turned this trial around," C. Justin Brown told retired Judge Martin P. Welch.

The Maryland attorney general's office...

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