After the judge’s decision, Steve Kelly, who represents the Lee family, released a statement to People detailing his clients’ pain about the whole ordeal.
“For more than 20 years, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office has told the family of Hae Min Lee that their beloved daughter and sister was murdered by Adnan Syed,” his statement read. “One week ago, for the first time, the family was informed that, through a year-long investigation that is apparently still ongoing, the state had uncovered new facts and would be filing a motion to vacate Mr. Syed’s conviction.
“For more than 20 years, no one has wanted to know the truth about who killed Hae Min Lee more than her family,” the statement continued. “The Lee family is deeply disappointed that today’s hearing happened so quickly and that they were denied the reasonable notice that would have permitted them to have a meaningful voice in the proceedings.”