Former prosecutor running for office
BALTIMORE (AP) — A former prosecutor who argued against a new murder trial for a man known to millions through the popular Serial podcast is running for office. The Baltimore Sun reported Thursday that Thiru Vignarajah will run in next year’s Democratic primary for Baltimore state’s attorney. The former Maryland deputy attorney general is known for handling the state’s opposition for a new trial for Adnan Syed. The subject of the popular Serial podcast, Syed says he was wrongly convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend in 1999. He won a new trial, which the state is appealing.