2000 muder conviction Adnan Syed departs the Baltimore city

A Baltimore judge has acquitted Adnan Syed,

who was sentenced to life in prison at age 18

in 2000 for murdering his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee.

With the debut of the podcast Serial in 2014

Syed's case became a national sensation.

Many have been following this case intently after being fascinated

by the specifics, and many of them think Syed is innocent.

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