High school student Hae Min Lee disappeared and was later found murdered in Baltimore County in 1999.
Lee’s former boyfriend, Adnan Syed, was convicted of these crimes and sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years in 2000.
The first season of the NPR podcast “Serial” brought Syed’s case to international attention in 2014, shedding light on inconsistencies in the proceedings.
HBO has just announced a new four-part documentary series called “The Case Against Adnan Syed” that will continue where “Serial” left off — however, no release date has yet been announced.
Ever since NPR’s “Serial” podcast introduced listeners to a not-so-simple case of love gone wrong, the true story of Adnan Syed — and what really happened to Hae Min Lee — has gripped everyone in the world who heard it.
So it should come as no surprise that seasoned documentarian Amy Berg is teaming up with legendary musicians Nick Cave and Warren Ellis — three of the team who also brought true crime fans 2012’s “West of Memphis” — for a new HBO docu-series called “The Case Against Adnan Syed.”
A lot has happened in Syed’s case since NPR’s Sarah Koenig wrapped that first season of “Serial.” Here’s a look back at all the major events.
In 2016, a Baltimore judge granted Syed a retrial based on Syed’s cell phone tower records.
The first season of the NPR podcast “Serial” revolved around the murder conviction of Adnan Syed, who in the year 2000 was convicted on first-degree murder and kidnapping charges in the death of his former girlfriend, Hae Min Lee. He was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years in 2000.
NPR presenter Sarah Koenig and her team spent the series revealing all the things about the case that didn’t quite add up. One thing they brought up was potential Syed alibi witness Asia McClain — whom Syed’s trial attorney never called to testify.
Shortly after the final episode of “Serial” went live, Judge Martin P. Welch ordered a new trial for Syed based on cell phone records that called the reliability of location data into question. Judge Welch at that time also rejected McClain’s testimony.
The state immediately appealed Judge Welch’s decision, and among other things cited testimony from two of McClain’s classmates that alleged that McClain had said she would lie to help Syed.
In March 2018, Adnan Syed’s conviction was vacated by the Maryland Court of …read more
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