HBO aired the first episode last week of its four-part documentary series “The Case Against Adnan Syed,” which includes rarely seen footage from the Baltimore County man’s 1999 trial for the killing of 18-year-old Hae Min Lee.
Syed’s trial footage is not usually available to the public. Here’s why:
No cameras in Maryland trials
Maryland Code for criminal procedures prohibits members of the public, including news media, from recording or broadcasting any criminal matter during a trial, hearing, motion or argument that is held in court or before a grand...