Adnan Syed: All charges dropped in Serial podcast case

US prosecutors have dropped all charges against a Baltimore man whose case garnered worldwide attention through the hit true crime podcast Serial.

Adnan Syed served 23 years in prison after he was convicted of the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee.

But his conviction was quashed last month, and on Tuesday it was announced that all charges had been dropped.

“Finally, Adnan Syed is able to live as a free man,” his lawyer, Erica Suter, said in a statement.

“Adnan is innocent and lost 23 years of his life serving time for a crime he did not commit,” she added.

In a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Baltimore’s state attorney Marilyn Mosby said the dropping of charges means the case against Syed is closed and he cannot be charged again.

The charges were dropped due to the completion of touch DNA testing on Ms Lee’s clothes for the first time, which uncovered multiple DNA samples on her shoes – none of which belonged to Adnan Syed.

“Today, justice is done,” Ms Mosby said,…

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