Supreme Court declines to hear Serial subject Adnan Syed's appeal for a new trial

Adnan Syed.
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True crime podcast subject Adnan Syed's appeal to the Supreme Court for a new trial has just been rejected.

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Syed's appeal, leaving in place a ruling from the Maryland Court of Appeals denying him a new trial, The Associated Press reports. Convicted to life in prison in 2000 for the murder of ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, Syed has maintained his innocence, as covered on the true crime sensation Serial in 2014.

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