Family of victim in Serial case issues statement on Adnan Syed's new trial

Posted at 1:10 PM, Jul 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-01 13:27:07-04

Adnan Syed, the subject of the popular “Serial” podcast, is getting a new trial after being convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee back in 2000.

Lee’s family, however, maintain Syed’s guilt. The family released a statement Friday expressing their disappointment with the judge’s decision.

The statement from Hae Min Lee’s family reads:

We do not speak as often or as loudly as those who support Adnan Syed, but we care just as much about this case.  We continue to grieve.  We continue to believe justice was done when Mr. Syed was convicted of killing Hae.  While we continue to put our faith in the courts and hope the decision will be reversed, we are very disappointed by the Judge’s decision.  We remain thankful to the many many people who have expressed their support for us, and to the State for standing by the true victims and for giving Hae Min Lee a voice.  We thank you for respecting our privacy.

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