Justices Reject Call for New Trial in ‘Serial’ Podcast Case

The Supreme Court rejected a Maryland man’s bid for a new trial based on information uncovered by the hit podcast “Serial.”

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court rejected a Maryland man’s bid for a new trial based on information uncovered by the hit podcast “Serial.” The justices did not comment in leaving in place a 4-3 ruling by Maryland’s highest court that denied a new trial to Adnan Syed, who was convicted of strangling a high school classmate he had once dated. Syed is serving a life sentence after he was convicted in 2000 of killing…

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