Man freed after murder conviction featured in Serial podcast thrown out

A US judge has ordered the release of a man convicted in 2000 in a murder case that was chronicled in the hit podcast Serial. At the behest of prosecutors in Baltimore, Circuit Court Judge Melissa Phinn ordered that Adnan Syed’s conviction for the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee be vacated and she approved the release of the 41-year-old who has spent more than two decades behind bars.