• Lawyers' group asks Supreme Court to review 'Serial' case

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    BALTIMORE - The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers has asked the Supreme Court to review the case of a Maryland man convicted in a case chronicled on the podcast “Serial.”

    News outlets report the group filed an amicus brief in the case of Adnan Syed.

    The brief says Syed was not given a proper opportunity to investigate an unbiased and credible alibi witness.

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    It also says the decision by Maryland’s highest court to deny Syed a new trial and reinstate his conviction in the murder of his ex-girlfriend will impact criminal defendants “far beyond Maryland’s borders.”

    Syed’s lawyer during the trial, Cristina Gutierrez, failed to contact a woman who said she saw Syed at a library at the time prosecutors say he strangled his ex-girlfriend in 1999.


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