Good news for all your Serial fans!
Adnan Syed, the subject of the first season of the widely popular podcast Serial, was granted a new trial by a Baltimore judge on Thursday, June 30.
Syed’s lawyer C. Justin Brown announced the news on Twitter, confirming thatthe Baltimore City Circuit Court granted their motion: “WE WON A NEW TRIAL FOR ADNAN SYED!!! #FreeAdnan,” Brown tweeted on Thursday.
Which is good news, because if you listened to ANY Serial you’d know just how crazy and how many twists and turns there actually were in this very odd and sad case. I’m not saying he’s innocent, but I AM saying the trail- which convicted the young Sayed of murdering his girlfriend Hae Min Lee-was pretty unfair.
The now 35-year-old’s case gained worldwide attention after Serial explored the case in 2014; the podcast was downloaded more than 100 million times AND won a Peabody Award. I loved it, and I’m eager to know how this retrial goes…