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'Serial' murder case: Will alibi witness win Adnan Syed a new trial?

'Serial' murder case: Will alibi witness win Adnan Syed a new trial?

The defense attorney for Adnan Syed, the subject of the first "Serial" podcast, said Syed deserves a new trial at which he can put forth an alibi witness overlooked by his original defense attorneys.

"We believe in our case," C. Justin Brown told retired Judge Martin Welch on Tuesday morning. "We are fighting absolutely as hard as we can."

Brown's comments came after four days of testimony in which Syed, who is serving a life sentence for the 1999 slaying of ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, is asking for a new trial.

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