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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.

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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.

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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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