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Adnan Syed, Selected in “Serial” Podcast, Denied Retrial by Md. High Court: NPR

Maryland Supreme Court, in a split 4-3 decision, decided that there will be no new trial for convicted killer Adnan Syed, the man who became national attention as the subject of popular Serial podcast. The decision reverses a lower appeal court decision and reintroduces Syed's 2000 conviction to delete his former girlfriend, 17-year-old Han Min Lee, a year earlier. Her body was found buried in a Baltimore park. Appeal Court in Maryland agreed with Syed's current attorneys who claimed that his original defense consultant gave him a "defective" representation by not contacting a potential alibi witness identified as Asia McClain Even if "Deficient Performance" "of Syed's defense lawyer, Cristina Gutierrez, who is now deceased, the court said it could not have hurt Sayed for other evidence pointing to Syed's debt. Judge Clayton Greene Jr. wrote the majority decision: "In view of the evidence that the jury heard, we note that there is no significant or significant possibility that the judgment would have been different if court counsel gave McClain an alibi witness" The majority wrote. "Ms. McClain would have been an alibi witness who opposed the defendant's own statements, which themselves were already inconsistent, and Ms. McClain's submitted testimony could have further undermined Mr. Syed's credibility." Syed's legal defense team investigates "at least three other reliefs," according to Baltimore Sun . . Defense Attorney Justin Brown, in a statement, said Syed's law was "betrayed" by the Court of Appeal. "Our criminal justice system needs desperate reforms. The obstacles to getting…

Maryland Supreme Court, in a split 4-3 decision, decided that there will be no new trial for convicted killer Adnan Syed, the man who became national attention as the subject of popular Serial podcast.

The decision reverses a lower appeal court decision and reintroduces Syed’s 2000 conviction to delete his former girlfriend, 17-year-old Han Min Lee, a year earlier. Her body was found buried in a Baltimore park.

Appeal Court in Maryland agreed with Syed’s current attorneys who claimed that his original defense consultant gave him a “defective” representation by not contacting a potential alibi witness identified as Asia McClain

Even if “Deficient Performance” “of Syed’s defense lawyer, Cristina Gutierrez, who is now deceased, the court said it could not have hurt Sayed for other evidence pointing to Syed’s debt.

Judge Clayton Greene Jr. wrote the majority decision:

“In view of the evidence that the jury heard, we note that there is no significant or significant possibility that the judgment would have been different if court counsel gave McClain an alibi witness” The majority wrote.

“Ms. McClain would have been an alibi witness who opposed the defendant’s own statements, which themselves were already inconsistent, and Ms. McClain’s submitted testimony could have further undermined Mr. Syed’s credibility.”

Syed’s legal defense team investigates “at least three other reliefs,” according to Baltimore Sun .

. Defense Attorney Justin Brown, in a statement, said Syed’s law was “betrayed” by the Court of Appeal.

“Our criminal justice system needs desperate reforms. The obstacles to getting a new trial are simply too big.

” It was a credible alibi witness who was with Adnan at the precise time of the murder and now the Court of Appeal said that the witness would not have affected the result of We believe the opposite is true. From the defendant’s perspective, there is no stronger evidence than an alibi witness. “

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6, a lower court left Syed’s conviction and ordered a new trial. The Maryland Court of Special Appeals upheld the sub-court, which set the stage for Friday’s judgment.

Syed’s case attracted a national succession when presented in 12-part podcast Serial 2014. He serves a lifetime.

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