Adnan Syed, Subject of Serial Podcast, Leaves Court to Cheer – Video

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A Baltimore judge ordered the release of Adnan Syed after he overturned his conviction for the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. The case was reported on the popular podcast Serial.

The state judge, Melissa Phinn, ruled that the state had violated its legal obligation to share exculpatory evidence with Syed’s defense and ordered that Syed be placed under house arrest with GPS monitoring.

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Syed’s first trial, in December 1999, ended in a mistrial. At his second trial, in February 2000, he was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Now 41, he has spent more than 20 years behind bars. He has always maintained his innocence.

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