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Supreme Court declines Adnan Syed’s appeal (access required)

“Serial” podcast subject Adnan Syed will stand convicted of the first-degree murder of his ex-girlfriend in Maryland. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Syed’s appeal of his Baltimore conviction based on his trial attorney’s failure to investigate ...

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Defense lawyers urge Supreme Court justices to take Syed’s appeal (access required)

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review and overturn the Baltimore murder conviction of “Serial” podcast subject Adnan Syed, saying a trial attorney’s failure to investigate an “unbiased and credible” alibi witness ...

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Syed asks the Supreme Court to review his case (access required)

Attorneys for Adnan Syed filed their petition for review with the Supreme Court Monday, arguing the case presents a straightforward issue despite its “eye-catching” nature, which has inspired podcasts and documentaries. The Maryland Court of Appeals reinstated Syed’s conviction in March, ...

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Syed to petition Supreme Court after Md. court declines to reconsider ruling (access required)

Adnan Syed will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate his conviction after Maryland’s highest court denied his motion for reconsideration on Friday. The Court of Appeals last month reversed lower court rulings and reinstated the conviction for Syed, whose case ...

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Documentary reveals plea deal was offered to Syed (access required)

BALTIMORE (AP) — Prosecutors offered a plea deal to Adnan Syed, whose murder conviction has been chronicled in the hit podcast “Serial” and an HBO documentary series. The Baltimore Sun reports that the finale of HBO’s “The Case Against Adnan Syed” reveals ...

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Md. high court hears state’s appeal in ‘Serial’ star Syed’s case (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Attorneys for Maryland and for podcast star Adnan Syed battled Thursday before the state’s top court as it considers whether he was denied effective assistance of counsel when his trial attorney chose not to telephone an alibi witness ...

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Adnan Syed’s lawyer uses online following to advocate for clients (access required)

The Court of Special Appeals had just granted his most famous client a new trial, and C. Justin Brown was having a press conference at his downtown Baltimore office. On the table between him and the assembled reporters that March afternoon was a small tripod, about 6 inches tall, holding up his phone.

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