Adnan Syed is a free man and will stay that way. The city of Baltimore has confirmed that they will not retry his case.
Syed was the subject of the Serial Podcast, not the first but arguably one of the biggest true crime podcasts in recent years. The podcast circled around and around all of the conflicting evidence that the state had against Syed, as well as the holes in Syed’s stories that were never answered. Syed spent 23 years in prison for the death of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. His lawyer confirmed that DNA evidence helped to clear his name.
Serial released an epilogue episode about his release.