Adnan Syed: What happens next for the Serial podcast subject and the murder case of Hae Min Lee?
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Duncan Levin, former assistant district attorney in the Manhattan DA’s office and a prominent criminal defence attorney at Levin & Associates who has represented clients including Harvey Weinstein and Anna Sorokin, told The Independent on Tuesday that he thinks this marks the end of Syed’s two-decade long legal battle.
“This is pretty much the end of the road,” he said.
“This was the prosecution’s motion to vacate the sentence so I think they’d like some time to probably tidy up the file but at this time I think it’s extremely unlikely that he’ll get a new court date in the next 30 days.”
However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that prosecutors believe he is innocent, explained Mr Levin.
“Whether he is guilty or innocent the right thing to do at this point is to drop the charges against him,” he said.
“There’s enough doubt about his conviction that it’s clearly the right thing to do.