Maryland court reinstated the conviction of Serial' podcast's Adnan Syed
Mar 11, 2019 11:51 AM EDT
Maryland's highest court on Friday reinstated the conviction of Adnan Syed, whose case gained fame after the "Serial" podcast examined his cause.
Syed was convicted of killing Hae Min Lee, a former girlfriend and Woodlawn High School classmate, in 1999 and then burying her body in Leakin Park in Baltimore. He is currently serving a life sentence for the murder.
The Maryland Court of Appeals found that Syed received a "deficient performance" from his defense lawyer, the late Cristina Gutierrez, but the weight of the evidence still pointed toward guilt.