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Adnan Syed of ‘Serial’ denied new trial days before HBO series on the case premieres

03.09.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles
Adnan Syed, the focus of the first season of the hit podcast Serial, has been denied a retrial. The highest court in Maryland, the Court of Appeals, overturned a ruling to grant Syed a new trial and vacate his previous murder conviction. Since 2000, Syed has been in prison serving a life sentence for the 1999 murder of his high school girlfriend, Hae Min Lee. Syed has maintained his innocence throughout the years behind bars. His argument rested on the failure of Syed’s defense lawyer at the time to call a witness who saw Syed in the library on the afternoon of Lee’s disappearance. The court ruled that while his lawyer was “deficient” in not having this witness testify, Syed was not “prejudiced” by the "deficient performance" because there was other evidence that proved him guilty. Read more... More about Hbo, Court, Serial, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows

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