I doubt we will see Adnan Syed on trial again. It’s hard to imagine that time — 23 years since a jury found him guilty of Hae Min Lee’s murder — has strengthened the case against him. It’s hard to imagine a prosecutor cobbling together the original evidence needed for a conviction. It’s even harder to imagine that the outgoing, federally indicted Baltimore state’s attorney, who appeared eager to vacate Syed’s conviction, will turn around in less than a month and announce that he will be tried again. And so the question of Syed’s guilt will hang in the gloaming, with the jury of public opinion split between those who believe the prosecution had a solid case against him and those who became convinced of his innocence — or flawed conviction — from the Serial podcast.
Rodricks: Unlike Adnan Syed, there were no cheers on the courthouse steps for Mark Grant
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