Court to allow Adnan Syed appeals to proceed, attorney says

Posted at 11:14 AM, Jan 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-19 07:00:01-05

Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals will allow appeals from both sides to proceed in the Adnan Syed case.

Justin Brown, an attorney for Adnan Syed, tweeted the announcement Wednesday morning saying, "We're disappointed this will get dragged out longer. But we're confident Adnan will eventually get the new trial he deserves."

In December, a judge denied a motion to release Syed from prison while he waits for a new trial.

RELATED: Court denies motion to release Adnan Syed on bail

Syed is the subject of the popular Serial podcast.

In 2000, Syed was convicted in the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, and sentenced to life in prison.

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