PROSECUTOR DROPS MURDER CHARGES AGAINST ADNAN SYED

Authorities in Maryland are dropping murder charges against Adnan Syed for the 1999 killing of his former girlfriend Hae Min Lee.  His case first caught the public’s attention after it was featured on the true-crime podcast “Serial.”  This comes just weeks after his murder conviction was overturned due to evidence withheld by trial prosecutors that could’ve shown the crime was committed by someone else.  Judge Melissa Phinn said that evidence would’ve added “substantial and significant probability” that its original outcome would’ve been different.  Syed was sentenced to life in prison in 2000 and was just released from prison on September 19th.