Adnan Syed of “Serial” Podcast Granted Appeal by Maryland Court
Maybe Sarah Koenig doesn't need a new subject for Serial season two, after all
At the end of January, Sarah Koenig—host of the popular crime podcast Serial—announced she was looking for ideas for Serial‘s second season. But according to a recent report from the Baltimore Sun, the story of Adnan Syed, the subject of the podcast’s first season, may yet have another chapter.
Syed, who was convicted fifteen years ago for the murder of his ex-girlfriend and is currently serving a life-sentence, has been granted an appeal. The Sun reports that The Maryland Court of Special Appeals will hear his case this June.
MD Court of Special Appeals rules it will hear arguments in Adnan Syed case in June session. http://t.co/7Hq0qNddi1
— Serial (@serial) February 7, 2015
According to the Washington Post, the court’s decision “overturns a Baltimore circuit court’s decision in January to deny Syed’s motion to appeal his conviction on the grounds that his attorney at the time, Christina Gutierrez, had been ineffective.” The Post added that Serial‘s popularity is part of the reason that new evidence can now be brought to the surface.