Syed case reopened
Maryland’s highest court will review a decision to reopen a highprofile case for a man whose murder conviction was chronicled in the hit podcast Earlier this year, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals ordered a new trial for Adnan Syed, upholding a 2016 lower court ruling. But the state’s top court has now agreed to consider whether Syed’s murder conviction should be reinstated. A court document says the case will be set for argument during a December session. Syed was convicted in 2000 of killing his high-school sweetheart. A lowercourt judge vacated Syed’s conviction in 2016. Prosecutors appealed to Maryland’s intermediate appeals court, which granted a new trial.