Adnan Syed case: Prosecutors request new trial for ‘Serial’ podcast subject
, 2022-09-15 04:40:00,
A statement from the state attorney’s office cited newly discovered evidence.
“After a nearly year-long investigation reviewing the facts of this case, Syed deserves a new trial where he is adequately represented and the latest evidence can be presented,” Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said in the statement.
“As stewards of the court, we are obligated to uphold confidence in the integrity of convictions and do our part to correct when this standard has been comprised,” Mosby said. “We have spoken with the family of Ms. Hae Min Lee and (they) fully understand that the person responsible for this heinous crime must be held accountable.”
The state will request that Syed be released on his own recognizance pending the investigation if the motion to vacate his conviction is granted.
“We believe that keeping Mr. Syed detained as we continue to investigate the case with everything that we know now, when we do not have confidence in results of the first trial, would be unjust,” Mosby said.
The re-investigation revealed evidence “regarding the possible involvement of two alternative suspects other than Syed,” the statement said.
“The two suspects may be involved individually or may be involved…
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