Syed case re­opened

Hawke's Bay Today - - WORLD - Se­rial.

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.

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