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Detroit Brothers Exonerated in 1987 Drug Murder

A judge has dropped all charges against two Detroit brothers who have spent the past 25 years in jail for a 1987 murder after a Facebook post led new witnesses to come forward.

Raymond Highers, 47, and Tommy Highers, 48, learned today that that Judge Lawrence Talon had dismissed the decades-old felony murder, assault with intent to murder and felony firearm charges against them. The brothers were arrested in 1987 in connection with the homicide of Robert Karey, an elderly marijuana dealer, that same year.

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