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Serial Subject Won't Be Going Free Before New Trial

Judge denies Adnan Syed's request for release on bail

(Newser) - Serial subject Adnan Syed won't be going free before his new trial . Syed, convicted in 2000 of murdering his high school girlfriend Hae Min Lee, had requested to be released on bail after being granted a new trial based in part on evidence and questions raised during the Serial... More »

Serial Host Stunned by 'Longshot' Ruling

Sarah Koenig describes her reaction

(Newser) - So how did Serial host Sarah Koenig react when she heard that the subject of her podcast's first season, Adnan Syed, was granted a new trial ? She and Serial executive producer Julie Snyder were Skyping at the time, "and both of us did exactly the same involuntary... More »

Adnan Syed of Serial Gets a New Trial

Judge vacates his murder conviction

(Newser) - Adnan Syed, subject of the Serial podcast, will get a new trial. On Thursday, a Baltimore judge vacated Syed's murder conviction in the death of his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, in 2000, and granted his request to be tried again, the Baltimore Sun reports. Judge Martin Welch wrote in... More »

Serial Witness Offers an Apology to Adnan Syed

Asia McClain regrets not coming forward to testify sooner

(Newser) - Now that she's told a court about seeing Adnan Syed at a school library around the time authorities allege he was murdering his ex-girlfriend, alibi witness Asia McClain is speaking directly to the convicted killer. Asked what she would like to say to Syed, McClain tells ABC News , "... More »

Victim's Family: New Serial Hearing 'Reopened Wounds'

Rare statement says justice for Hae Min Lee was already served

(Newser) - "The events of this past week have reopened wounds few can imagine." So begins a statement released Sunday by the family of Hae Min Lee, a Baltimore high school senior who was strangled to death in 1999. The letter comes as the post-conviction hearing of Adnan Syed, the... More »

Serial Alibi Witness Takes Stand for First Time

Syed's lawyer argues that original attorney was too ill

(Newser) - A woman who says she saw Serial subject Adnan Syed at a library at a time when prosecutors said he was murdering his ex-girlfriend took the stand on Wednesday—16 years after he received a life sentence for the crime. Asia McClain told the Baltimore courtroom that Syed seemed "... More »

Serial Subject's New Hearing Rests on 2 Issues

Judge will decide if Adnan Syed should get a new trial

(Newser) - Serial subject Adnan Syed will soon know whether he'll be granted a new trial in the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. Syed, serving a life sentence for the crime, appeared in court Wednesday for the start of a three-day hearing to review new evidence, including documents... More »

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