March 12, 2012

Brothers Seek to Reopen 1987 Murder Verdict

Two brothers serving life without parole for a 1987 drug house robbery and shotgun slaying in Detroit will get a chance to present a witness who says someone else committed the crimes. 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. Wayne County Circuit Judge Lawrence Talon is expected to hear testimony Monday from John Hielscher, who has said in an affidavit that he saw the attackers and they were black. The Highers brothers are white. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at March 12, 2012 05:22 AM

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