Calls for a "Texit" bubble up as Texans who dream of secession draw inspiration from Britain's vote to leave the EU.
Syed was granted a new trial on Thursday after a post-conviction hearing in February in which his attorneys argued he had received ineffective counsel and that a potential alibi witness had been overlooked by his lawyer.
Cinemark's lawyers said they need the money to cover the costs of preserving evidence, retrieving and copying records, travel and other expenses.
The man who kept his cool on a crowded British tram while three foul-mouthed youth yelled at him is a U.S. Army veteran from Texas.
When the time comes, Michael Borcina will testify about the deadly blaze that killed Madonna Badger's three daughters and parents in 2011.