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When I saw the headlines that Adnan Syed’s murder conviction had been reinstated, I asked our friendly SIO legal expert Matt Cameron to take a look. We both assumed it was likely just some procedural thingy that would be quickly resolved. Well, turns out there’s a lot more to it than that. Find out what happened and why Matt thinks there’s a chance the conviction might not be going away after all.
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- 85-page Court of Appeals decision in Lee v. State reinstating Adnan Syed’s conviction (3/28/23)
- Mosby’s Sep 14, 2022 motion to vacate Adnan Syed’s conviction
- Judge Phinn’s September 19, 2022 order on motion to vacate
- Attorney General Brian Frosh’s statement re: SA Mosby’s motion to vacate
- Attorney General’s fiery response to Adnan Syed’s motion to disqualify AG’s office from representing the state of Maryland in this appeal
- More on the feud between the Attorney General and Baltimore City State’s Attorney over the Adnan Syed conviction: “Maryland AG questions integrity of process used to exonerate Adnan Syed,” Maryland Daily Record (10/25/22)
- Full transcription of prosecutor’s handwritten note which Mosby alleged constituted Brady evidence and more information in this Baltimore Banner story: “Was Adnan Syed Note Misinterpreted?” Baltimore Banner, (11/1/2022)
- Appellant Young Lee’s brief in Lee v. State
- Defendant Adnan Syed’s brief in Lee v. State
- 2019 Court of Appeals case finding ineffective assistance of prior counsel in Adnan Syed’s case, but not enough prejudice to justify a new trial: State v. Syed :: 2019 :: Maryland Court of Appeals Decisions
- Jay Wilds Plea Agreement (adnansyedwiki.com)