Appeals court upholds Adnan Syed’s conviction

Baltimore — Adnan Syed, the subject of the popular podcast “Serial,” will not be getting a new trial. The Maryland Court of Appeals reinstated Syed’s conviction on Friday afternoon, CBS Baltimore reported.

Syed was convicted in February 2000 of killing his high school ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, who disappeared on January 13, 1999. Her body was found several weeks later in Leakin Park in West Baltimore. An autopsy report stated Lee had died from manual strangulation.

At the time, Syed and Lee were students at Woodlawn High School in Baltimore County, Maryland.

HBO is set to release a docu-series on Syed’s case called “The Case Against Adnan Syed.” It premieres this Sunday.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. 

Convicted murderer Adnan Syed arrives at the Baltimore City Circuit Courthouse on February 4, 2016.  REUTERS

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