Judge grants “Serial”‘s Adnan Syed a new trial after finding issue with cell phone tower records

-NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, 30 JUNE 2016, FEAT. PROF. COLIN MILLER:

After millions tuned in to revisit Adnan Syed’s 2000 murder case on the immensely popular “Serial” podcast, a judge will also give the trial another hearing.

Syed, who was convicted of a strangling death of his then-girlfriend Hae Min Lee in 1999, has been fighting for his freedom since the trial 16 years ago.

On Thursday, Baltimore judge Martin P. Welch granted Syed’s request for a new trial, on an issue surrounding a “cell fax cover sheet,” Rabia Chaudry, Syed’s friend and advocate said in a tweet. <Read More>