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Appeals court takes up 'Serial' case, could extend resolution by a year or more

Appeals court takes up 'Serial' case, could extend resolution by a year or more

A resolution in the murder case popularized in the "Serial" podcast could be more than a year away, after the state's second-highest court agreed Wednesday to hear an appeal of an order granting Adnan Syed a new trial.

The Court of Special Appeals will hear arguments in the appeal in June, Chief Judge Peter B. Krauser wrote in an order issued Wednesday. The court typically takes months to issue a ruling, and that ruling could then be appealed to the state's highest court.

"We're disappointed this will get dragged out longer," Syed's lead attorney, C. Justin Brown, said in a statement. "But we're confident Adnan will eventually get the new trial he...

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