Court listening to set for Monday in Baltimore’s Adnan Syed casea

A courtroom docket listening to has been set for Monday in Baltimore to don’t forget a request from prosecutors to vacate the 2000 homicide conviction of Adnan Syed, whose case turned into chronicled withinside the hit podcast “Serial.”

BALTIMORE — A courtroom docket listening to has been set for Monday in Baltimore to don’t forget a request from prosecutors to vacate the 2000 homicide conviction of Adnan Syed, whose case turned into chronicled withinside the hit podcast “Serial.”

Baltimore Circuit Judge Melissa Phinn scheduled the listening to for two p.m., The Baltimore Sun reported.

The improvement comes after Baltimore prosecutors filed a movement Wednesday announcing a prolonged research carried out with the protection had exposed new proof that might undermine the conviction of Syed.

Syed has served extra than twenty years in jail for the strangling of his ex-lady friend Hae Min Lee, who turned into 18 whilst she turned into killed in 1999. Her frame turned into determined buried in a Baltimore park.

Syed, 42, has maintained his innocence for many years and captured the eye of tens of thousands and thousands in 2014 whilst the debut season of the “Serial” podcast targeted at the case and raised doubts approximately a number of the proof, along with cellular phone tower data.

Prosecutors stated of their movement that they weren’t declaring that Syed is harmless however they lacked confidence “withinside the integrity of the conviction” and encouraged he be launched on his very own recognizance or bail.

“We trust that preserving Mr. Syed detained as we keep to analyze the case with the whole thing that we realize now, whilst we do now no longer have faith in consequences of the primary trial, could be unjust,” State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby stated.

According to a movement filed withinside the case, Maryland regulation says prosecutors normally have 30 days after a conviction is vacated to determine whether or not to drop the expenses or to retry the case, the Sun reported.