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July 1st, 2016
Adnan Syed, spotlighted in ‘Serial’ podcast, to get new trial
Adnan Syed, the man convicted in the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend, is getting his case heard again after a judge ordered a new trial. TODAY’s Willie Geist reports that the judge, Martin Welch, says he handled Syed’s petition as he would any other case, after the original trial drew the nation’s attention through the popular podcast “Serial.” (Run time: 2:32)