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Adnan Syed’s Lawyers Petition Supreme Court To Take Up ‘Serial’ Case

On Monday, lawyers for Adnan Syed ― who was the subject of the hit podcast “Serial” ― filed a petition for the U.S. Supreme Court to take up his case.  

Now Syed’s lawyers are asking the justices to reverse the Maryland Court of Appeals’ ruling and grant him a new trial. In a petition, they say Syed’s attorney in his first trial, Cristina Gutierrez, who has since died, was not effective, noting her failure to call an alibi witness to testify at trial.

“Syed should have the opportunity to present his alibi to a jury, and the jury —not the Maryland Court of Appeals — should decide its worth,” the petition reads.

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