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Former prosecutor tied to 'Serial' case running for office

September 15, 2017 - 6:08 AM

BALTIMORE - A former prosecutor who argued against a new murder trial for a man known to millions through the popular "Serial" podcast is running for office.

The Baltimore Sun reported Thursday that Thiru Vignarajah will run in next year's Democratic primary for Baltimore state's attorney.

The former Maryland deputy attorney general is known for handling the state's opposition for a new trial for Adnan Syed. The subject of the popular "Serial" podcast, Syed says he was wrongly convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend in 1999. He won a new trial, which the state is appealing.

The 40-year-old Vignarajah previously led the city state's attorney's Major Investigations Unit. He also was a federal prosecutor, clerked in the U.S. Supreme Court and was president of the Harvard Law Review.

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Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com

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