Just In: 'Serial' Subject Adnan Syed Will Get a New Trial

The 35-year-old man was convicted in 2000.

The Adnan Syed Trust

Adnan Syed—whose arrest and conviction for the 1999 murder of his former girlfriend Hae Min Lee was the subject of the popular Serial podcast—has been granted a new trial, according to his lawyers.

Syed, then 17 years old, was found guilty of Lee's murder in 2000. Now 35, Syed is serving a life sentence plus 30 years. Throughout his imprisonment he and his lawyers have submitted numerous appeals. Most recently, a Baltimore judge was looking over new evidence and a testimony from a key witness to see if Syed deserved a new trial.

The first season of Serial—which obsessively documented the murder, trial, and imprisonment—won a Peabody Award and became one of the most successful podcasts of all time.

This post will be updated as more details emerge.

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