The U.S. Supreme Court just issued a bombshell decision. The ruling comes after a case captured the attention of millions nationwide — and it isn’t close to over yet.
Adan Syed was convicted of killing his former girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, nearly 20 years ago, and is serving a life sentence. After his case was featured on a popular podcast, Syed had hoped for a new trial, but the Supreme Court rejected his request.
In the 4-3 ruling, the justices did not provide any comment — but they upheld a ruling by the Maryland Court of Appeals and now Syed’s legal team is preparing to determine where to go from here.
Syed’s attorney said: “We are deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court but by no means is this the end of Adnan Syed. There are other legal options and we are exploring each and every one of them.”
Syed reportedly murdered Lee, who was 17-years-old at the time, and buried her body in a park, however, the podcast “Serial” covered the case in 2014 and caught the attention of millions.
It is being alleged that Cristina Gutierrez, Syed’s lawyer at the time of his trial, never contacted a woman who “claimed she saw him at a library at the time of the slaying.” But Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said he was “confident in the verdict” handed down in 2000.
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