Adnan Syed's attorney expects appeals court ruling this week

Syed's case was focus of hit podcast "Serial"
Posted at 4:58 PM, Feb 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-26 17:24:38-05

The subject of the hit podcast “Serial” could be days away from hearing whether he’ll receive a new trial.

On Saturday, Adnan Syed's defense attorney Justin Brown tweeted that he's expecting a ruling from the Maryland Court of Special Appeals in the coming week.

ABC2 reached out to Brown's Law Office for comment. They said they do not know when they'll hear but "had a feeling" the  opinion would be released  this week.   

A spokeswoman with the Administrative Office of the Courts said in an email that they "cannot speculate on a particular time when the opinion will be issued."      

Syed was convicted in 2000 for murdering his ex-girlfriend and Woodlawn High School classmate Hae Min Lee. 

The podcast, “Serial,” raised questions about the facts of the case.

In June 2016, a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge vacated Syed’s conviction.

The state appealed the ruling.

Last June, the case was heard in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. Each side was given 30 minutes to state their case. Syed was not present and neither side was allowed to call any witnesses.

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The court is set to issue a written opinion. The ruling can be appealed to the Maryland Court of Appeals, the highest court in the state.