The nationally syndicated radio program "This American Life" revisited Adnan Syed's case as part of a podcast series called "Serial." Sarah Koenig, a former Baltimore Sun reporter, spent more than a year examining the case, with periodic contributions from Justin George, then of The Sun. The series is available at serialpodcast.org or iTunes.
The HBO series examining the now-famous murder case against Adnan Syed left legions of fans in suspense this week at the hint of unknown DNA evidence. Do tests finally exonerate Syed? Do they incriminate him? Do they even exist?
The producers of "The Case Against Adnan Syed," an HBO series examining the murder case, drew a rebuke last week from the administrative judge of Baltimore Circuit Court for airing footage of court proceedings.
The Maryland Court of Special Appeals issued its ruling related to whether Adnan Syed will get a new trial in the killing of Hae Min Lee, a case that has gained renewed interest in light of the "Serial" podcast.
The popular "Serial" podcast relied in part on Baltimore courtroom audio from the trial of Adnan Syed to help raise questions about and bring attention to his case. But if the courts had their way, the podcast's millions of listeners wouldn't have heard any of Syed's original trial. Officials disclosed this week that they even considered holding the producers in contempt.
A Baltimore judge ordered a new trial Thursday for Adnan Syed, convicted in 2000 of killing his ex-girlfriend in 1999, a new chapter in a two-decade-old case propelled to international attention by the popular podcast "Serial."
Decades after the murder conviction of Adnan Syed, whose guilt or innocence became the subject of the wildly popular podcast "Serial," two former high school classmates have emerged, saying a key alibi witness would "make up a lie" to help his case.
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.
The family of Adnan Syed, the convicted murder whose case became the subject of the blockbuster "Serial" podcast, are urging supporters to write to Gov. Larry Hogan and demand he receive medical care in prison.
Nearly 15 years ago, a jury convicted Adnan Syed in the strangling of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee — a crime that shattered two families. The teens were classmates at Woodlawn High School, both children of immigrants, and teachers considered them exceptionally smart and promising. Now, Syed is seeking a second appeal, but his family continues to struggle with the stigma that results from his conviction.
As the true-life murder mystery podcast "Serial" continues to captivate millions, an appeal attempting to throw out the life sentence of the convicted murderer at the center of the story winds its way through court.
Rabia Chaudry, who fights for the rights of American Muslims, founded a nonprofit and has been awarded a New American Foundation fellowship for national security. But for fans of "Serial," she's best known as the person whose planted the seed for the hit podcast with producer Sarah Koenig.
Adnan Syed, the incarcerated subject of the popular podcast "Serial," will get another shot at overturning his murder conviction and life sentence after a court granted his request to reopen his appeal.
Adnan Syed, the imprisoned subject of the popular "Serial" podcast series, said his trial lawyer's failure to interview an alibi witness for his murder trial and appeal was worse than many other cases where a similar lapse resulted in a new trial
The attorney for Adnan Syed, the subject of the "Serial" podcast, filed a new court motion Monday arguing that key cell phone evidence was unreliable — by the phone company's own warning — and should have been excluded from trial.
Adnan Syed, the convicted murderer whose case gained international attention after questions were raised on a widely-downloaded podcast, will get a day in court. A Baltimore Circuit Court judge on Friday granted Syed's request for a hearing, at which he is expected to present an alibi witness and raise questions about cell phone evidence in the case. Retired Judge Martin Welch said the hearing would "be in the interests of justice."
Recent requests by "Serial" podcast subject Adnan Syed to have post-conviction proceedings in his 15-year-old murder case reopened in Baltimore Circuit Court — in part so that a new alibi witness can testify on his behalf — are "meritless" and should be denied, according to attorneys representing the state.