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Appeal in the case of Adnan Syed, subject of popular podcast 'Serial,' ongoing
Appeal in the case of Adnan Syed, subject of popular podcast 'Serial,' ongoing

As the true-life mystery podcast "Serial" continues to captivate millions, an appeal attempting to throw out the life sentence of the convicted murderer at the story's center is winding its way through court. The Maryland attorney general's office and state prosecutors were granted an extension last week to offer opinions on whether Adnan Syed received effective legal counsel when he was convicted of first-degree murder in the 1999 killing of ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. Syed, now 34, is serving a life sentence in a Western Maryland state prison. A jury convicted him in 2000 of first-degree murder, robbery, kidnapping and false imprisonment after prosecutors alleged...

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