Adnan Syed of 'Serial' has been granted a new trial

Adnan Syed was convicted for the murder of his girlfriend Hae Min Lee in 1999

Adnan Syed was convicted for the murder of his girlfriend Hae Min Lee in 1999

"Trial counsel's deficient performance prejudiced Syed's defense, because, but for trial counsel's failure to investigate, there is a reasonable probability that McClain's alibi testimony would have raised a reasonable doubt in the mind of at least one juror about Syed's involvement Hae's murder", the opinion reads.

The ruling upholds a previous decision to vacate Syed's 2000 conviction for the murder of his former girlfriend Hae Min Lee and remands the case back to Maryland's circuit court, where he would be retried.

Maryland's second-highest court has ruled that Adnan Syed, whose murder conviction served as subject of the hit podcast Serial, deserves a new trial.

The witness is Asia Chapman, who said she saw Syed at the library in Woodlawn around the same time prosecutors say Lee was killed and that Syed couldn't be the killer. A month later, her body was found in a Baltimore-area park.

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On Thursday, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals determined he had received ineffective assistance by his counsel during the trial and upheld his request for a new trial.

The attorney general's office could appeal Thursday's decision to the state's highest tribunal, the Court of Appeals.

Thursday's decision affirmed a June 2016 lower court ruling from Judge Martin P. Welch, who also granted Syed a new trial and vacated his conviction.

Syed's story was widely publicized in the 2014 "Serial" podcast, which cast doubt on his guilt and inspired armchair investigators to unearth new information.

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"How can you possibly evaluate an alibi witness without speaking to her?"

"We are now reviewing today's decision to determine next steps", Raquel Coombs, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Frosh, said in an email.

Syed's attorney C. Justin Brown tweeted about the successful appeal on Thursday.

Brown said he is pleased by the ruling and said he hopes the state won't appeal it.

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After Syed's 2016 court victory, Lee's family issued a statement expressing their disappointment.

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