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Serial's Adnan Syed May Not Get That New Trial After All — Find Out The Latest Action The State Is Taking To Keep Him Behind Bars!

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Well, we can't say we're surprised.

On Monday the Maryland Attorney General's Office filed a formal appeal against a judge's decision to retry Adnan Syed for the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee.

Related: Hae's Family Speaks Out On The Retrial

Adnan, who was Hae's ex-boyfriend at the time of the killing, was convicted of the heinous crime in 2000. Syed's conviction ultimately inspired the first season of the popular podcast Serial, as well as Undisclosed.

Following the discovery of discrepancies in cellphone evidence and claims of poor legal representation, a judge granted the 36-year-old a retrial back in June.

Unfortunately for Adnan, prosecutors and the state of Maryland are NOT happy with the judge's decision and they intend to do everything in their power to keep him in prison. The state's position also reflects the sentiment of Lee's family, who unequivocally maintain Adnan is the killer.

In a statement to the press, Deputy Attorney General Thiru Vignarajah argued:

"The prosecution presented to a jury of his peers overwhelming evidence of him strangling and burying in a shallow grave his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee."

Well, it's clear the state isn't going to change its mind anytime soon.

As for what this development means for Adnan, it will undoubtedly delay his retrial if it's not thrown out all together. We foresee a long battle ahead for Syed's lawyer Justin Brown, who shared:

So, do YOU agree with the state's appeal?

[Image via Serial.]

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