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Investigation Discovery to air TV special on Adnan Syed case

Officials escort "Serial" podcast subject Adnan Syed from the courthouse following the completion of the first day of hearings for a retrial in Baltimore on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun/TNS)
Officials escort "Serial" podcast subject Adnan Syed from the courthouse following the completion of the first day of hearings for a retrial in Baltimore on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun/TNS) (Karl Merton Ferron / TNS)

Investigation Discovery is taking Adnan Syed's case to the TV screen later this month in a special analyzing its latest developments.

Syed, who was convicted of the 1999 murder of his former high school girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, has intrigued the public since the first season of the "Serial" podcast began exploring his case nearly two years ago.

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Syed was granted a hearing — a total of five days in court in February — in hopes of getting a retrial, and while the Baltimore City Circuit Court comes to decision, television network Investigation Discovery will premiere "Adnan Syed: Innocent or Guilty?" on June 14 with ABC News correspondent Ryan Smith as the host.

Smith will take an in-depth look at new evidence in the case, including the cellphone tower evidence used to help convict Syed in 2000. The special will also include analysis of potential alibi witness Asia McClain, who said she saw Syed after school in the library on the day prosecutors say Lee was murdered, along with a series of interviews.

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Syed's defense attorney, Justin Brown, will go on record in his first one-on-one interview with Smith to discuss evidence being reexamined by the court.

Other interviews with people related to the case include: Saad Chaudry, a friend of Syed; Inez Butler, Lee's teacher and the alleged last person to see her on campus; Douglas Colbert, Syed's original bail attorney; a juror from the 2000 trial; Mohammad Jameel, president of the Islamic Society of Baltimore; and Krista Meyers, formerly Krista Remmers, a friend of Syed and Lee.

A medical examiner with nearly three decades of experience will provide insights on the autopsy report, which could play a vital role in a new trial.

The show will premiere on June 14 at 9 p.m on the Investigation Discovery network. To learn more about the special, visit investigationdiscovery.com.

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