Adnan Syed Of ‘Serial’ Fame Is Getting A New Trial

Adnan Syed Of 'Serial' Fame Is Getting A New Trial

If you were obsessed with the podcast Serial, then today you got some pretty super news.

Via The Baltimore Sun:

A Baltimore judge has vacated the murder conviction of Adnan Syed, the subject of the popular “Serial” podcast that explored his case, and granted his request for a new trial.

If you’re unfamiliar with what was going on, Syed was a 17-year-old high school student who in 2000 was convicted of murdering his ex-GF Hae Min Lee.

In October of 2014, the Sarah Koenig narrated and produced podcast Serial captivated the country with Adnan’s story and brought up some discrepancies in the case against him. This led thousands of online sleuths to investigate and petition for a new trial.

I hopped on late, just earlier this year, and instantly got hooked. While this won’t be the “Trial of the Century,” Syed’s new defense involving an alibi witness and shoddy cell phone tower records should provide some true-crime drama that we’ve all been missing in our lives.

One of the best parts about it is that the news was broken on Twitter by Adnan’s lawyer:

Major legal news being broke on social media. What a time to be alive. We as a nation got absolutely robbed by the OJ legal team not having Twitter.

No official trial date has been set yet, but I’d imagine you have time to go back and either listen or re-listen to Serial and make your own decision on his guilt. The trial of Aaron Hernandez was a little anti-climactic, so here’s hoping we get some great stuff and more podcasting out of this.

[via The Baltimore Sun]

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Kyle Bandujo

The artist formerly known as Crash Davis. My kid doesn't think I'm funny.

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