‘Serial’ Murder Case Defense Team Expanded for New Trial

BALTIMORE (AP) — The defense team for the man convicted of murder and featured in the podcast “Serial” is expanding ahead of a new trial with help from a major law firm.

Adnan Syed was convicted of murdering his former high school girlfriend Hae Min Lee in 1999 and burying her in a Baltimore park. He was sentenced to life in prison. Last week a judge ruled Syed deserves another trial.

Attorney C. Justin Brown, who has represented Syed for seven years with Christopher Nieto, says he’s delighted to be joined by a pro-bono team from Hogan Lovells, an international firm with litigation experience in Baltimore and in innocence cases.

Syed’s case was widely publicized by “Serial.” The podcast attracted millions of listeners by showcasing little-known evidence and raising questions about Syed’s guilt.

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