BREAKING: Judge Vacates Murder Conviction of Serial's Adnan Syed and Grants New Trial

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Do you hear that dull roar in the distance? That's the sound of Serial fans -- myself included -- losing their minds over the news that, after a long legal process and 16 years behind bars, a Baltimore judge has just vacated the murder conviction of Adnan Syed and granted him a new trial.

Adnan's attorney is pretty pleased with the news:

This new ruling is the indirect result of Sarah Koenig's Serial podcast and the direct result of a recent hearing, which involved testimony from a new alibi, Asia McClain, as well as new cell phone tower information not used during the original trial.

Read all about the specifics of that hearing:


No date has yet been set for this new trial.

Until then, read up on all our past Serial coverage (there's a lot).