Judge orders new look at evidence in Adnan Syed case chronicled in podcast 'Serial'

A Baltimore judge has ordered new testing for evidence in the case of a Maryland man whose murder conviction was chronicled in the podcast "Serial."

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News outlets report that Judge Melissa Phinn signed an order Monday mandating that Baltimore police send evidence in the case against Adnan Syed within 15 days to a California crime lab.

Last week, prosecutors and Syed's defense both signed a motion seeking a retest of some of the items collected as evidence in the 1999 killing of 17-year-old Hae Min Lee using DNA technology that was not available for Syed's trials.

Syed is serving a life sentence after his 2000 conviction in Lee's death. Syed and Lee were high-school classmates who had dated.

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