Baltimore judge vacates murder conviction of Serial's Adnan Syed

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A Baltimore judge has overturned the murder conviction of Adnan Syed, freeing him from prison after he served 23 years for allegedly killing his ex-girlfriend in 1999, The New York Times reports.

The decision came after prosecutors filed a motion on Wednesday to vacate the conviction. The motion stated that after conducting a year-long investigation alongside Syed's defense team, "the state no longer has confidence in the integrity of the conviction" due in part to evidence that pointed to two other possible suspects. They did not assert his innocence, and the Times reports that they have yet to decide if Syed will be granted a new trial or if they will drop the charges altogether. The names of the two "alternate suspects" have not been publicly announced.

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