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Why has Maryland court trial footage of 'Serial' subject Adnan Syed rarely been broadcast?

Why has Maryland court trial footage of 'Serial' subject Adnan Syed rarely been broadcast?

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...

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