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    Adnan Syed of ‘Serial’ Podcast Fame Gets New Trial

    What about the Nisha call? A Baltimore judge vacated Syed’s conviction for the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, saying that Syed’s lawyer did not competently represent him, in part for failing to challenge the state’s cell phone tower evidence. Syed became famous when his case was the subject of the 2014 ‘Serial’ podcast series, which questioned his conviction and brought up new evidence. Prosecutors could elect to retry Syed, who has maintained his innocence, or offer a plea deal that leads to his freedom.

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