Prosecutors in Baltimore requested a court docket to vacate the murder conviction of Adnan Syed, the topic of the hit podcast “Serial” who has been jailed since 2000 for killing his highschool girlfriend, Hae Min Lee.
The Baltimore State’s Lawyer’s Workplace filed a movement Wednesday after a yearlong investigation carried out in partnership with Syed’s attorneys. Prosecutors stated that they had uncovered new proof that doubtlessly hyperlinks two suspects with Lee’s homicide. Each people, who haven’t been named, have been identified in the course of the first investigation, however the submitting says proof about them was withheld from Syed’s protection attorneys.
Different incidents with the suspects occurred after Syed’s trial that added new context to the crime, prosecutors stated.
“The State’s Brady violations robbed the Defendant of knowledge that will have bolstered his investigation and argument that another person was answerable for the sufferer’s loss of life,” the movement reads, citing authorized doctrine.
The state’s lawyer’s workplace requested Syed be given a brand new trial that features the current proof, though they harassed they aren’t asserting his innocence.
“Nevertheless, for all the explanations set forth under, the State not has confidence within the integrity of the conviction,” the workplace of Marilyn Mosby, the state’s lawyer, wrote.
Prosecutors beneficial Syed, 42, be launched on his personal recognizance whereas the continued investigation is pending.
Syed’s case captured nationwide consideration in 2014 in the course of the first season of “Serial.” He was convicted of strangling Lee when he was 17 years previous, and charged as an grownup.
He has been in jail serving a life sentence since his conviction in 2000.
Syed has lengthy maintained his innocence.
The case has been topic to years of back-and-forth rulings and worldwide scrutiny. In 2018, a particular appeals court docket dominated Syed deserved a brand new trial, however the highest court docket in Maryland overturned that call a yr later.