In a decision released Tuesday, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals ruled to reinstate the original convictions and sentence for Adnan Syed.
Syed, whose case gained national attention when it was featured on the podcast Serial, was released from prison in September 2022 after serving more than 20 years for the murder of his Woodlawn High School classmate and ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee.
Lee was killed in 1999.
In January, Lee’s brother, Young Lee, filed a motion centered around the October 2022 hearing in which the charges were dropped against Syed. The Lee family argued that prosecutors infringed upon Maryland victims’ rights and the short notice Lee’s brother received ahead of the hearing.
Young Lee said the court “denied him his rights as the representative of a crime victim.”
Lee’s family attorney, Steve Kelly, said the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office gave his client less than one business day’s notice for the hearing, and that he was denied the right to fully …