Adnan Syed, Subject Of 'Serial' Podcast, Will Get A New Trial
Months after he was granted a new hearing because of new evidence, Adnan Syed, whose 2000 murder conviction was a key focus of the hit podcast Serial, has been granted a new trial, according to his attorneys.
Announcing the news Thursday, attorney Justin Brown tweeted in all-caps: "WE WON A NEW TRIAL FOR ADNAN SYED!!!"
The order for a new trial that was issued by Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Martin Welch also denies two requests for post-conviction relief. One of those requests centered on a trial attorney's "failure to contact a potential alibi witness"; the other was based on "withholding potentially exculpatory evidence related to the reliability of cell tower location evidence."
As we reported when Syed was granted a hearing last fall:
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