Maryland top court upholds 'Serial' murder conviction

The decision followed a lower court ruling to grant a new trial to Adnan Syed on charges of murdering his former girlfriend, after the podcast, produced by Chicago public radio station WBEZ, revealed evidence that he had received an ineffective defense. Syed’s current lawyers argued that his initial defense attorney, Cristina Gutierrez, failed to investigate claims that a friend, Asia McClain, saw Syed in a public library around the time that prosecutors said he strangled Hae Min Lee. Gutierrez died in 2004.

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