BALTIMORE (AP) — The defense attorney for Adnan Syed, a Baltimore County man whose murder conviction is chronicled in the hit podcast “Serial” and an HBO documentary series is asking a Maryland court to reconsider its decision to reject a new trial.

The Baltimore Sun reports attorney C. Justin Brown is arguing that the decision by the Maryland Court of Appeals puts it at odds with courts around the country.

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At issue is whether Adnan Syed had a sufficient defense at trial nearly two decades ago.

Syed is serving a life sentence for strangling his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee and burying her body in a Baltimore park in 1999. He’s maintained his innocence.

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An appeals court ordered the conviction thrown out, but it was reinstated last month when the court ruled Syed didn’t deserve a new trial.

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