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'Serial' podcast subject Adnan Syed asks for release from prison

'Serial' podcast subject Adnan Syed asks for release from prison

Adnan Syed, the "Serial" podcast subject whose murder conviction was overturned this summer, is asking a judge to let him out of jail as he awaits a new trial.

Syed, 35, has been in custody for more than 17 years.

In a petition filed Monday, his attorneys say he would pose no danger to the community and that they have a social worker lined up to help him transition out of prison, where they say he has had no behavior problems.

His attorneys write of the "crumbling" case against him, and raise new accusations about his former co-defendant, Jay Wilds, who was a key witness against him in his 2000 trial.

"Syed has been waiting 17 years to...

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