Adnan Syed, whose case was on 'Serial,' granted new trial

For years, Adnan Syed sat behind bars serving a life sentence in the 1999 killing of his high school sweetheart, with little hope of ever getting out.

Four years later, Syed is still reaping the benefits of the attention generated by the podcast. On Thursday, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals ordered a new trial for Syed, upholding a 2016 lower court ruling.

Prosecutors can still appeal the ruling to the state's highest court.

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