Adnan Syed Case To Go To Supreme Court: 'Serial' Case Continues

BALTIMORE, MD — The Maryland man featured in the podcast “Serial” will ask the Supreme Court to review his case. Adnan Syed is going to make the request on Monday, Aug. 19, his attorney reported Sunday morning.

Syed was sentenced to life in prison for the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, killed while they were teenagers attending Woodlawn High School. He was featured on popular podcast “Serial” in 2014. Hosted by former Baltimore Sun reporter Sarah Koenig, the series brought to light unreliable cellphone data and an alibi witness never called to the stand.

When Syed asked for his case to be reviewed in Maryland, a judge vacated the murder conviction in 2016.

Then in March, the Maryland Court of Appeals voted not to reopen the case, 4-3. Several judges said they believed that the testimony of the alibi witness, Asia McLain, would not have changed the outcome of the trial, and one said it may have been harmful to Syed.

“Coming Monday: Syed’s cert petition to the Supreme Court. Stay tuned. #FreeAdnan,” Justin Brown, Syed’s lawyer, tweeted Sunday morning.

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