Barbara Haddock Taylor/The Baltimore Solar through AP, File
BALTIMORE — A courtroom listening to has been set for Monday in Baltimore to contemplate 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 performed 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 a few of the proof, together with cellphone tower information.
Prosecutors stated 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 imagine that conserving Mr. Syed detained as we proceed to research the case with every thing that we all know now, once we shouldn’t have confidence in outcomes of the primary trial, can be unjust,” State’s Legal professional Marilyn Mosby stated.
In accordance with a movement filed within the case, Maryland legislation says prosecutors usually have 30 days after a conviction is vacated to resolve whether or not to drop the fees or to retry the case, the Solar reported.