The Baltimore City Attorney General’s Office on Tuesday dropped the charges against Adnan Syed in connection with the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee, weeks after his murder conviction was overturned in the case.
Syed was sentenced to life behind bars in 2000, and his case gained national exposure in 2014 through the “Serial” podcast.
His conviction was quashed because prosecutors at the trial failed to properly provide evidence to defense attorneys that could have helped them show that someone else had killed Lee. He was released from prison on September 19.
The Baltimore City State Attorney’s Office then weighed whether they should try him again or dismiss the charges.
The prosecution confirmed on Tuesday morning that the charges have been dropped and said further details would come in the afternoon.
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