BALTIMORE — Wednesday, Hae Min Lee’s household filed a movement within the Maryland Court docket of Particular Appeals to place Adnan Syed’s case on maintain whereas they enchantment.
Within the movement, Hae Min Lee’s brother requested courts to place authorized proceedings on maintain as a result of the household was not given sufficient discover in regards to the listening to to overturn Syed’s conviction.
The household is not trying to affect Syed’s launch from custody, nonetheless they wish to perceive what new proof led to this conclusion in accordance with the household’s lawyer Steve Kelly.
Kelly despatched this assertion to WMAR-2 Information:
Right this moment Hae Min Lee’s household filed a movement within the Maryland Court docket of Particular Appeals looking for to remain all proceedings within the Circuit Court docket for Baltimore Metropolis pending the result of their enchantment.”
On September 28th, the Lee household filed a discover of enchantment. The enchantment seeks to treatment the sufferer’s rights violations that occurred when the Lee household was not supplied with ample discover as to the listening to and/or with the brand new proof that brought about the state to reverse its place of greater than 20 years on Mr. Syed’s conviction.
The Lee household isn’t looking for, by way of this movement or by way of the enchantment, to affect Mr. Syed’s launch from custody. If the improper particular person has been behind bars for 23 years, the Lee household and the remainder of the world wish to perceive what new proof has led to that conclusion. If Mr. Syed has been wrongfully convicted for Hae Min Lee’s homicide, the state of Maryland would wish to take accountability for that extraordinary miscarriage of justice and would wish to do all the things attainable to convey the precise killer to justice. The Lee household deserves at the very least that a lot.
In September, a Baltimore choose vacated Syed’s homicide conviction from greater than 20 years in the past. He was serving a life sentence for the homicide of his highschool girlfriend, whose physique was found in Leakin Park.
Lee’s household mentioned they’d little discover of the listening to, however the choose mentioned their digital statements had been ample.
Beneath Maryland regulation, The Baltimore State’s Legal professional’s Workplace has 30 days to both dismiss the costs towards Syed or proceed with a brand new trial.