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Adnan Syed released after judge overturned murder conviction

official escort Serial podcast subject Adnan Syed from the courthouse on February 3, 2016, following the completion of the first day of hearings for a retrial in Baltimore. | Photo by Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

adnan syed that release on Monday after more than 20 years in prison for being convicted of the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, in a case that generated widespread interest after it was documented on the podcast Serial. The New York Times reports Judge Melissa M. Phinn of the Baltimore City Circuit vacated Adnan Syed’s murder conviction after prosecutors submitted documents challenging the trial and the evidence presented, without saying they believe he is innocent.

According to the Sun, prosecutors said the state has known since 1999 of two “alternate suspects” who may be guilty of the crime, which were not disclosed to his defense and include an unidentified serial rapist who has since been convicted of multiple assaults. The…

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