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Baltimore Prosecutors Have Officially Dropped the Murder Charge Against Adnan Syed

By Dustin Rowles | Miscellaneous | October 11, 2022 |

By Dustin Rowles | Miscellaneous | October 11, 2022 |


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Nearly a month ago, Baltimore prosecutors filed a motion to vacate Adnan Syed’s conviction in the murder of Hae Min Lee after a year-long investigation surfaced new evidence that cast suspicion on two other suspects who were not appropriately investigated before Syed’s trial. Less than a week later, a judge granted the motion and released Syed, pending a potential new trial.

As expected, however, prosecutors have declined to retry the case. After serving 22 years in prison, Syed is a free man.

The investigation is now expected to turn to the two new suspects in the case, one of whom has — in the years since the trial — “engaged in multiple acts of rape and sexual assault of compromised or vulnerable victims in a systemic, deliberate, or premeditated way,” — and another who police did not vigorously pursue despite initially failing a polygraph test.