The man, who was the focus of an award-winning podcast called "Serial" was found guilty 23 plus years ago for killing his girlfriend. But new evidence caused his guilty sentence to be vacated.
The Baltimore Sun reports
Baltimore Circuit Judge Melissa Phinn on Monday overturned Syed’s first-degree murder trial ended in a mistrial in 2019. In 2020d he was convicted for killing Hae Min Lee after prosecutors and Syed’s lawyer filed motions questioning the integrity of the trial and evidence that has left him behind bars these past 23 years.
The judge ordered him to remain in home detention pending a new trial. Prosecutors have 30 days to determine whether they want to drop the murder charge against Syed, or to try him again for murder in his ex-girlfriend’s death.
Photo from a screenshot of a YouTube trailer about a documentary made about the Serial Podcast series.