Adnan Syed's attorneys granted more time to appeal to U.S. Supreme Court

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Published on June 21, 2019 - Duration: 01:00s

Adnan Syed's attorneys granted more time to appeal to U.S. Supreme Court

Earlier this year, the man at the center of the popular podcast “Serial“ was denied a new trial by Maryland's highest court.

Now the United States Supreme Court is giving Adnan Syed's attorney more time to appeal that decision.

Syed's attorneys now have until Aug.

19.

To petition the court and hear the case.

The nation’s highest judicial bench Syed's last hope after exhausting his options in Maryland following the April ruling by the state’s Court of Appeals.

In that decision judges voted 4 to 3 to not to grant Syed a new trial..

Attorney Justin Brown originally filed a motion questioning whether Syed had a sufficient defense at his trial nearly two decades ago.

Syed is serving life in prison in Western Maryland after being convicted of killing his former girlfriend Hae Min Lee, while they were both students at Woodlawn High School.

As for this extension on the appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, Maryland's Attorney General Brian Frosh did not comment.

Frosh’s office has defended the state through Syed's appeal process.

The story of Syed’s conviction was the focus of the first season of ’Serial,’ the most popular podcast ever.

The show’s wild popularity arguably helped usher in a wave of serialized, true crime story telling, particularly in podcast and on streaming video services.

The case was also a recent feature of a documentary series on HBO.

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Adnan Syed's attorneys granted more time to appeal to U.S. Supreme Court

THE CENTER OF THE POPULARPODCAST "SERIAL" WAS DENIED ANEW TRIAL BY MARYLAND'SHIGHEST COURT.

NOW THE ━SSUPREME COURT IS GIVING ADNANSYED'S ATTORNEY MORE TIME TOAPPEAL THAT DECISION.

THEORIGINAL DEADLINE FOR THEAPPEAL WAS JULY 18.

SYED'SATTORNEY'S NOW HAVE UNTILAUGUST 19TH... THE SUPREMECOURT IS SYED'S LAST HOPE,AFTER THAT RULING FROMMARYLAND'S COURT OF APPEALS INAPRIL.

THAT WAS A CLOSEDECISION..

JUDGES VOTING 4 TO3*NOT TO GRANT SYED A NEWTRIAL..

ATTORNEY JUSTIN BROWNORIGINALLY FILED A MOTIONQUESTIONING WHETHER SYED HAD ASUFFICIENT DEFENSE AT HISTRIAL NEARLY TWO DECADES AGO.HE IS SERVING LIFE IN PRISONIN WESTERN MARYLAND, AFTERBEING CONVICTED OF KILLING HISFORMER GIRLFRIEND HAE MIN LEE,WHILE THEY WERE BOTH STUDENTSAT WOODLAWN HIGH SCHOOL.

ASFOR THIS EXTENSION ON THEAPPEAL TO THE ━S SUPREMECOURT, MARYLAND'S ATTORNEYGENERAL BRIAN FROSH DID NOTCOMMENT.

HIS OFFICE HASDEFENDED THE STATE THROUGHSYED'S APPEAL PROCESS..

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