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Life Sentence: Syed and Baltimore Park

life sentence: A spokeswoman for Maryland's attorney general confirmed the offer on Sunday, according to CTV. Syed, who has maintained his innocence, is serving a life sentence for strangling his ex-girlfriend and burying her body in a Baltimore park in 1999. The Baltimore Sun reports that the finale of HBO's The Case Against Adnan Syed reveals that a deal offered four months ago would have brought Syed's release in 2022. He turned down the deal, since he'd have to admit to Hae Min Lee's murder. An appeals court ordered his conviction thrown out, but it was reinstated last month when Maryland's highest court ruled Syed didn't deserve a new trial. ( As reported in the news.