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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A British man convicted in a decades old double murder case remains hopeful that a new hearing could finally set him free.

Krishna Maharaj has been sitting in prison for 28 years after a jury found him guilty in the murders of two men because of a long-running business dispute.

Derrick Moo Young and his son Duane were gunned down in 1986 at a hotel in downtown Miami.

Judge William Thomas granted the hearing based on new evidence presented by his defense team.

They claim Colombian drug cartel kingpin Pablo Escobar ordered the slaying because they had been stealing money from him.

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Earlier this week, a jailed ex-Miami cop testified in Maharaj’s defense saying he was framed by police.

The judge is expected to rule on the new trial in the coming months.

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