Wednesday, January 14, 2015
I'm writing to express my concern regarding the 1999 murder conviction of Adnan Syed, which has been the focus of the recent NPR podcast Serial. Although his guilt or innocence remain unknown, it is clear that there were multiple, serious problems with the evidence, prosecution misconduct (including attempts to coach and intimidate a witness), prosecution witness perjury and ineffective counsel. It's abundantly clear that these issues necessitate approval of the appeal and the State should not oppose the motion. I strongly urge your office to address this matter and allow the appeal to go forward.