Post-Conviction Hearing Finally Scheduled for Serial's Adnan Syed

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After a judge granted a new hearing for Adnan Syed last November, the subject of Serial’s first season has received a court date. Newsweek reports post-conviction proceedings have been scheduled for February 3, 4, and 5.


The hit podcast focused on the case of Syed, who was convicted of the 1999 murder of his high school ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. As previously reported, the new hearing will focus on new cell phone tower evidence along with a testimony from Asia McClain, a former high school classmate who had appeared on the Serial podcast. McClain had said she spoke with Syed in a library during the time Lee was murdered. In January 2015, she filed an affidavit saying Syed’s defense lawyer at the time, Cristina Gutierrez, never contacted her to be an alibi witness.

Syed has been serving a life sentence since 2000.

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Making a Murderer has made me feel even more conflicted about all of this murder as entertainment stuff and even more how I feel about these particular people convicted of murder (for example, even if Avery was 100% set up, he’s hardly a likable character). How should I feel? HOW SHOULD I FEEL????