Court Hearing: Wrong Man in Jail for Double Murders

September 2, 2014 Updated Sep 2, 2014 at 6:35 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

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September 2, 2014 Updated Sep 2, 2014 at 6:35 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) Since 2006, Josue Ortiz has been serving a 25-year jail sentence after he pleaded guilty to the November 2004 double shooting deaths of brothers Miguel and Nelson Camacho on Niagara Street in Buffalo.

Ortiz's defense attorney, Jeremy Schwartz, said his client deals with mental issues and falsely confessed to the murders.

But information uncovered by the US Attorney's office during an investigation into local gangs could set Oritz free.

Federal prosecutors have charged Efrain Hidalgo, Brandon Jonas, and Misael Montalvo in connection with the shooting deaths.

Tuesday afternoon, a hearing was started in Erie County Court to determine if the Josue Ortiz's murder sentence should be set-aside.

Watch Ed Reilly's report for more information.