Adnan Syed has been fänglad in 16 years for the murder of his ex-girlfriend.
His case has been recognized worldwide in pod “Serial”, which has examined the evidence against him.
Now he gets a new trial, writes his lawyer Justin Brown on Twitter.
in 2000 sentenced Adnan Syed to life imprisonment for the murder of Hae Min Lee , his former girlfriend who went to the same school, Woodlawn High school.
the year before, found Lee strangled and buried in a park in their hometown of Baltimore. Shortly before she had met a new boyfriend, and according to the prosecutor jealousy was the motive for the murder.
The judgment is based from the testimony of a friend of Syed. However, no forensic evidence connecting him to the crime scene, which has meant that some have described the judgment as thin.
Several million have listened to the pod
2014 began the case examined in the groundbreaking pod ” Serial “, made by the American radio producer Sarah Koenig . The pod, which was followed by several million listeners, twisted and turned to the evidence against Adnan Syed, leading many to question whether he really was guilty of murder.
Syed’s lawyer Justin Brown have struggled to Adnan Syed will get a new trial. Today, a judge ordered that he gets it.
“We won a new trial for Adnan Syed !!! #FreeAdnan “Writes Justin Brown on Twitter.
” It’s not just a win for us “
Judge Martin Welch felt that Adnan Syed deserves a new trial because his former lawyer failed to interrogate a cell tower expert enough during the trial, according to the Baltimore Sun.
Adnan Syed’s brother Yusuf told the newspaper that he and his family are “very happy” with the decision.
– it’s not just a win for us, it’s a win for many people who are stuck in the system, it has opened many people’s eyes when it comes to justice, he said. READ ALSO Samir is almost completely clear: “So nice”