The family of the victim in the ‘Mass’ case seeks a new trial

A lawyer has asked for a new hearing on the petition leading to the release of Adnan Syed, whose murder record was recorded in the popular podcast Serial that has been debunked.

teve Kelly, an attorney for victim Hae Min Lee’s family, filed the request in a legal brief with the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, the state’s second-highest court.

The new hearing will require the prosecutor to present any evidence that supports the petition and give Young Lee, Hae Min Lee’s brother, the right to challenge the evidence and present his own evidence. .

The filing said Mr. Lee “lacked meaningful notice and opportunity to participate”, and was excluded from a legal proceeding “where state attorneys general and circuit court clearly determined the outcome.” .

Mr. Lee of course doesn’t want to see a wrongly convicted man jailed, but it’s not fair that the courts make such important decisions without facts.Family Attorney Lee Steve Kelly

“Nothing Mr. Lee could say to the contrary could change the outcome,” court documents said. “His statement is, at best, an empty ritual.”

Mr. Lee’s family said they did not seek to influence Syed’s release from prison in the appeal.

“Mr. Lee of course doesn’t want to see a wrongly convicted man imprisoned, but it’s not fair for the court to make such important decisions without the facts,” Mr Kelly said.

Prosecutors overturned Syed’s sentence in September, following a year-long investigation.

A judge in Baltimore ordered a new trial and released Syed from prison, but gave prosecutors 30 days to decide whether to dismiss the charges or conduct a new trial. .

The judge ruled that the state had breached its legal obligation to share evidence that could bolster Mr. Syed’s defense.

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Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced at an October 11 news conference that her office has denied all charges against Mr. Syed.

Prosecutors had previously said that a re-investigation of the case had revealed evidence of the possible involvement of two other suspects. The state attorney general’s office said the two suspects may have been involved individually or together.

Ms Mosby’s office also cited new results from a DNA test conducted with more modern techniques than when the evidence in the case was first examined.

Mr. Syed spent more than 20 years in prison for strangling Ms. Lee, who was 18 years old at the time. Her body was found a few weeks later, buried in a park in Baltimore in 1999.

Mr. Syed has always maintained that he is innocent. His case gained the attention of millions in 2014 when the first season of Serial focused on Ms. Lee’s murder and raised doubts about some of the evidence prosecutors used. .

The show broke streaming recordings and podcast downloads.

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