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.
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