On Friday, a Maryland court ruled that Adnan Syed, the subject of last year's Serial podcast, will be allowed to appeal his 2000 conviction for the murder of ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. According to Buzzfeed, the state's Court of Special Appeals will hear arguments on the case in June.
Syed's application for permission to appeal claimed that his former attorney, Cristina Gutierrez, was ineffective as legal counsel. Specifically, Gutierrez allegedly failed to seek a plea deal or follow up on an alibi provided by witness Asia McClain.
On Saturday, Rabia Chaudry, the woman who originally brought Syed's case to Koenig's attention, celebrated the news on Twitter.
My heart is full. My heart is full. Adnan gets a new appeal. God is good. Alhamdulillah #FreeAdnan
— rabia chaudry (@rabiasquared) February 7, 2015
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