Adnan Syed's Lawyer Says He'll Take High-Profile Case to Supreme Court

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Adnan Syed's supporters do not seem to be backing down without a fight.

After Maryland's highest court ruled that the "Serial" subject would not get a new trial, Syed's lawyer tweeted that he'll take the case to the highest court in the land.

"We will petition to the Supreme Court," Justin Brown tweeted Friday.

Syed has spent the last 19 years in prison for the murder of his former girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, after being convicted in 2000, a case that gained international attention in the breakout podcast "Serial" in 2014. Last month, HBO dove deeper into the case with the docu-series "The Case Against Adnan Syed." 

Syed has maintained his innocence and his legal teams have been fighting the case in the courts. He was even granted a new trial in 2016. But their efforts seemed all but exhausted when Maryland's highest court reinstated Syed's conviction in early March.

But Syed's representatives seem to be gathering all the information they can to help prove their case. Brown wrote on Twitter last month that physical evidence recovered in the case "was tested for DNA in the fall of 2018 and NOTHING was matched to Syed. There is no forensic evidence linking him to this crime."

And documents obtained by The Baltimore Sun "show prosecutors tested about a dozen items: fingernail clippings, blood samples, a liquor bottle and condom wrapper. None tested positive for the convicted killer, Syed," the paper reported.

“The DNA tests did not exonerate Syed," a spokeswoman for the Attorney General's Office said in a statement to People. “In addition, there was plenty of evidence introduced during the trial that led to his conviction.”

Some of that other evidence came in the form of a story an acquaintance of Syed's told police. The man claimed that Syed killed Lee and showed him her body. The acquaintance said he then helped Syed bury the body.

However, the lack of forensic evidence tying Syed to Lee's killing would poke significant holes in the prosecution's case, Brown told The Sun.

“While these DNA results do not reveal the true killer, they do go a long way in showing that the wrong person is in prison,” he wrote.

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