SCOTUS Turns Down 'Serial' Podcast Case
Down 'Serial' Podcast Case.
The murder conviction of
Adnan Syed was thrust into the
public spotlight in 2014 following
the popular podcast's first season.
Syed was convicted of the
1999 kidnapping and murder
of his high school ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, 18.
Syed is currently serving a
life sentence in Maryland for the
He has maintained his
innocence since the conviction.
The Maryland Court of Appeals
did not grant requests by Syed's
legal team for a new trial.
Syed's team petitioned the
Supreme Court in August due
to a "straightforward legal issue,"
pertaining to claims of ineffective counsel.
The 'Serial' podcast brought evidence
to light that seems to exonerate Syed,
including a woman who provided an alibi
for him night of Lee's disappearance.
Another friend of Syed's
testified during the trial that
he helped the high school
senior dig a hole for Lee's body