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Adnan Syed, featured in ‘Serial’ podcast, released from prison

September 20, 2022

A judge on Monday vacated the conviction of Adnan Syed, whose murder case drew wide attention after it was featured on the true-crime podcast “Serial”, and ordered him released from prison. The last time Syed walked free, he was 17 years old and in high school. His shackles came off in the courtroom to audible applause. The decision by Baltimore City Circuit Court judge Melissa M. Phinn comes after prosecutors told the court they had lost faith in Syed’s conviction, citing a nearly year-long investigation that uncovered new information about “the possible involvement of two alternative suspects,” and violations in the government’s turning over evidence to the defense.

Article Source: Washington Post

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