New evidence in “Serial” hearing comes 16 years later

-BLOOMBERG BNA, 17 FEBRUARY 2016, FEAT. PROF. COLIN MILLER:

Both parties to the post-conviction hearing of Adnan Syed introduced evidence discovered or dated within a week of the proceedings, despite the passage of 16 years since he was found guilty of murder.

Although the nature of the claims for ineffective assistance of counsel and a Brady violation require the introduction of new evidence, an evidence professor said it is “unusual” to see testimony from witnesses never called to trial about events so long ago.

Syed was convicted in 2000 when he was 18 years old for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. He has maintained his innocence ever since. The viral podcast “Serial” garnered international attention when it scrutinized the police’s investigation and evidence presented at trial. <Read More>