Adnan Sayed from the series: A request has been submitted to overturn the conviction

Baltimore prosecutors have filed a motion to rescind Adnan Sayedconviction.

More than 20 years after Syed was sentenced to life in prison for the 1999 murders of his ex-girlfriend and high school classmate, Hey Min LeeBaltimore City Attorney Marilyn Mosby Head of the Judgment Review Unit. Becky FeldmanThey announced that they had taken steps to request a new trial and overturn his conviction after a year-long investigation.

According to a September 14 press release, their year-long inspection revealed “newly developed undisclosed information on two alternate suspects, as well as unreliable cell phone tower data.”

“Since the establishment of my department, my prosecutors have sworn to not only defend vigorously on behalf of victims of crime, but also to seek justice—when evidence exists—to right past wrongs when suspicion is evident,” Mosby shared in a statement. “For this reason, after a nearly year-long investigation to review the facts of this case, Syed deserves a new trial where he is appropriately represented, and the most recent evidence can be presented.”

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