Hae Min Lee
He'll continue to serve his life sentence — for now.
An appeals court ruled that his attorney's failure to call up an alibi witness in 2000 warrants Syed another shot at proving his innocence in his girlfriend's murder.
Syed's lawyer has filed a motion to get him out on bail just a few months after a Baltimore judge granted the 'Serial' subject a new trial.
Syed’s defense presented two key arguments in the post-conviction petition, including the allegation that Syed’s 1999 trial counsel was fatally ineffective.
An attorney testifying for the defense during hearings last week said the evidence could have "changed the ballgame's result" if it was used during the trial.
It's all because of a fax cover page from 1999.
A Monday ruling offers hope of new witness testimony for the man convicted of murder in 2000.
Hit podcast Serial has come under fire for a perceived racial blindspot: It's yet another pop culture phenomenon about minorities brought to you by white people.