BALTIMORE (WCMH/AP)–Adnan Syed, who is currently serving a life sentence for murder, has been granted a new trial.
Syed was convicted of murder in 2000 of killing his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee in Baltimore. In 2014, the “Serial” podcast examined the case, questioning whether Syed got a fair trial and drawing millions of listeners.
Lee was strangled and her body dumped in a nearby park in 1999.
Baltimore Circuit Judge Martin Welch ruled Thursday that Syed deserves another trial because his attorney failed to cross-examine a cell tower expert about the reliability of data that placed Syed’s cellphone near the burial site.
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