The state filed a motion to block Adnan Syed's request for a bail hearing.
Attorney's for the subject of the popular podcast "Serial" filed a motion for Syed to be released on bail as he awaits a new trial - citing 17 years of good behavior in prison since his conviction in 2000.
In its filing, the state argued that Syed is still a convicted murder whose retrial grant is currently in the appeals process.
The filing submitted by Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh reads: "The State respectfully submits that, because Syed remains convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the premeditated strangulation of his 18-year-old ex-girlfriend, and because the order granting Syed post-conviction relief on a single ground has been stayed and is the subject of a pending appeal, Syed’s motion should be summarily denied. Under these circumstances, no hearing is required or appropriate."
Syed was convicted of life in prison for the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. Interest in his case grew after the release of the podcast "Serial," which examined different aspects of the case and included interviews with Syed.