Baltimore prosecutors ask courtroom to toss homicide conviction in ‘Serial’ case By Reuters

By Wealthy McKay

(Reuters) – Baltimore prosecutors requested a courtroom to vacate the 2000 homicide conviction of a person discovered responsible of killing his ex-girlfriend in a case that has drawn nationwide consideration when the podcast “Serial” raised doubts about his guilt, native media reported on Wednesday.

Adnan Syed, now 42, has at all times maintained his innocence within the 1999 slaying of Hae Min Lee, who was strangled to dying and buried in a Baltimore park.

Syed, who was 17 on the time of the killing and has served greater than 20 years in jail, will both get a brand new trial or go free if the courtroom grants the request to vacate the conviction.

Neither Syed’s present legal professionals nor a spokesperson for the Baltimore County prosecutor’s workplace had been instantly accessible for remark.

In a courtroom submitting on Wednesday, prosecutors stated proof urged two different potential suspects within the case might have been concerned within the girl’s dying, the Wall Road Journal reported.

The courtroom submitting was not instantly accessible from the Baltimore County clerk’s workplace.

The brand new movement is the results of a year-long assessment of the case. State investigators discovered each new proof in addition to some present proof that was by no means given to the protection.

State Lawyer Marilyn Mosby stated on Wednesday that investigators discovered hint ranges of male DNA after testing swabs from Lee’s fingernails, shirt and fingernail clippings. These gadgets weren’t examined throughout a separate inquiry in 2018, CBS Information reported on-line.

“After reviewing the proof and new details about various suspects, it’s our responsibility to make sure that justice is completed,” Mosby instructed the Wall Road Journal.

The podcast “Serial”, produced by Chicago public radio station WBEZ, put the case on the nationwide stage in 2014.

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