Maryland judge grants new trial for 'Serial' podcast's Adnan Syed

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Posted: Jun 30, 2016 5:13 PM

(Reuters) - A Maryland judge on Thursday granted a new trial to Adnan Syed, the man whose murder case was featured in the popular "Serial" podcast, court documents showed.

Syed, 35, is serving a life sentence for the 1999 murder of his 18-year-old ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. His lawyers have been seeking a new trial amid questions about the fairness of the case that were raised by the podcast in late 2014.

(Reporting by Daniel Wallis; Editing by Leslie Adler)