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Adnan Syed hearing: Legal expert says failure to call alibi witness 'changed the ballgame's result'

Adnan Syed hearing: Legal expert says failure to call alibi witness 'changed the ballgame's result'

A veteran Baltimore defense attorney testified Friday that a potential alibi witness for Adnan Syed was "powerfully credible" and "would've made an incredible difference in the outcome of the case."

Meanwhile, the "Serial" podcast subject's attorneys raised questions about the reliability of cellphone location evidence that was key to his conviction.

Those developments occurred during the third day of a hearing to determine whether Syed, who is serving a life sentence for the murder of ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee in 1999, deserves a new trial. With no end in sight for what was scheduled as a three-day hearing, attorneys were due back in court...

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