Adnan Syed, whose homicide conviction was featured on the “Serial” podcast, is about to go free after spending greater than 22 years of a life sentence.
A Baltimore Circuit Courtroom decide overturned Adnan’s conviction … after prosecutors referred to as for it, in gentle of latest data there might need been 2 different potential suspects. The decide mentioned Adnan needs to be launched from jail instantly, and prosecutors now have 30 days to resolve whether or not to file new expenses.
Syed was a 17-year-old highschool pupil when he received arrested in February 1999 for the homicide of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. He was convicted a yr later. The podcast first make clear Adnan’s case in 2014, and raised numerous questions concerning the case and his guilt.
Though, he had filed a number of appeals — even trying to get the case earlier than the U.S. Supreme Courtroom — Adnan had been rejected each time. It wasn’t till prosecutors poked holes within the case final month that he received what he would name justice.
Lee’s brother, Younger Lee, says he feels betrayed by prosecutors, and though he is not in opposition to additional investigation into his sister’s demise, he provides … “On a regular basis once I assume it is over, or it is ended, it at all times comes again. It is killing me. It is actually powerful.”