Convictions tossed out for Highers brothers, imprisoned for decades in Detroit murder case
July 26, 2012
By Jim Schaefer
Detroit Free Press Staff Writer
In an extraordinary decision this morning, a judge threw out murder convictions against two Michigan brothers who have served more than a quarter-century in prison.
Cheers erupted in the Wayne Circuit Court courtroom from friends and relatives of Thomas Highers, now 46, and Raymond Highers, also 46. The brothers, after waiting tensely for about an hour as Judge Lawrence Talon laid out the basis of his decision, leaned over to each other, shook hands and embraced.
The Higherses had long maintained they did not shoot and kill Robert Karey, 65, at his east side Detroit home in June 1987.
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