BALTIMORE — A court docket listening to has been set for Monday in Baltimore to think about a request from prosecutors to vacate the 2000 homicide conviction of Adnan Syed, whose case was chronicled within the hit podcast “Serial.”
Baltimore Circuit Decide Melissa Phinn scheduled the listening to for two p.m., The Baltimore Solar reported.
The event comes after Baltimore prosecutors filed a movement Wednesday saying a prolonged investigation carried out with the protection had uncovered new proof that might undermine the conviction of Syed.
Syed has served greater than 20 years in jail for the strangling of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, who was 18 when she was killed in 1999. Her physique was discovered buried in a Baltimore park.
Syed, 42, has maintained his innocence for many years and captured the eye of hundreds of thousands in 2014 when the debut season of the “Serial” podcast targeted on the case and raised doubts about among the proof, together with cellphone tower knowledge.
Prosecutors mentioned of their movement that they weren’t asserting that Syed is harmless however they lacked confidence “within the integrity of the conviction” and advisable he be launched on his personal recognizance or bail.
“We consider that protecting Mr. Syed detained as we proceed to research the case with every little thing that we all know now, once we should not have confidence in outcomes of the primary trial, can be unjust,” State’s Lawyer Marilyn Mosby mentioned.
Based on a movement filed within the case, Maryland legislation says prosecutors typically have 30 days after a conviction is vacated to determine whether or not to drop the fees or to retry the case, the Solar reported.