"A Maryland judge has agreed to reopen the case of Adnan Syed, whose conviction in the death of his ex-girlfriend became the subject of the popular podcast ‘‘Serial.’’ Syed was convicted in 2000 in the strangulation of Hae Min Lee, his former high school sweetheart, and sentenced to life in prison. He was 17 at the time of her death and is now 35. Last year, ‘‘Serial’’ explored the case in detail and questioned whether he got a fair trial. Baltimore Circuit Judge Martin Welch ruled Friday that Syed should be allowed to introduce the testimony of a potential alibi witness and evidence that calls into question the reliability of cellphone data used to link Syed to the Baltimore park where Lee’s body was found."
UPDATE: Adnan Syed, of ‘Serial’ Podcast, Gets a Retrial in Murder Case