The appeals panel agreed Adnan Syed’s murder convictions “must be vacated.” Since his convictions of kidnapping, robbery and false imprisonment are “predicated on his commission of Hae’s murder,” they should therefore vacated as well. Therefore, all of Syed’s charges need to be reconsidered at this time. Syed and his new lawyer, Justin Brown, are both reportedly thrilled by the panel’s recent decision. During a recent news conference, Syed expressed “his deep gratitude and thanks from the bottom of his heart” to everyone who has believed in him and supported him. Today is a big one for those avid true crime lovers.