Brothers will get new trial in Detroit murder case from 1987
Updated On: Jul 29 2012 10:45:40 PM EDT
Two Michigan brothers could be set free on bond Monday after spending 25 years in jail on murder charges.
A judge in Detroit convicted Thomas and Raymond Highers of first-degree murder in the June 1987 death of 65-year-old Robert Karey, who was killed at his home near Detroit City Airport.
But the case was reopened when a witness, John Hielscher, came forward saying Karey's killers were black. The brothers are white.
Wayne County Circuit Judge Lawrence Talon ruled Thursday the brothers will get a new trial.
A hearing is set for Monday to determine whether the brothers will be allowed out on bond during the next court process.