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BREAKING: Evans recuses himself from Curtis Flowers case

A Mississippi prosecutor filed a court order Monday indicating he won’t be the one to decide whether to try a man a seventh time in a quadruple murder case. District Attorney Doug Evans recused himself in the case of Curtis Flowers and asked the Mississippi attorney general’s office to decide whether to try Flowers again in the death penalty case. ...

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Bond granted for Curtis Flowers, tried 6 times in 4 killings

WINONA — A Mississippi man whose murder conviction was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court for racial bias was granted his freedom for the first time in 22 years Monday while prosecutors decide whether to retry him for a seventh time. A judge set a bond of $250,000 for Curtis Flowers, but told him he will have to wear an ...

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New site for bail hearing of Mississippi man tried 6 times

A judge has set a new site for next week’s bail hearing for a Mississippi man who has been tried six times for murder in the 1996 shooting deaths of four people in a furniture store. The Administrative Office of Courts said Monday that Curtis Flowers’ hearing will take place Dec. 16 at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Winona. Last ...

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Will Doug Evans seek to try Curtis Flowers for a seventh time?

The Mississippi Supreme Court is sending the case of a man tried six times for murder back to a local court after the U.S. Supreme Court found racial bias in jury selection. Thursday’s ruling overturning the verdict was a formality after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Curtis Flowers in June. Prosecutors say Flowers killed four people in ...

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Prosecutor could decide on seventh trial in Mississippi case

A Mississippi prosecutor has tried and failed six times to send Curtis Flowers to the death chamber, with the latest trial conviction and death sentence overturned on Friday because of racial bias in jury selection. Now, that same prosecutor must decide whether to try Flowers a seventh time. Doug Evans, who’s running unopposed this year for an eighth four-year term ...

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Supreme Court tosses Curtis Flowers murder conviction

The Supreme Court is throwing out the murder conviction and death sentence for a black man in Mississippi because of a prosecutor’s efforts to keep African Americans off the jury. The defendant already has been tried six times and now could face a seventh trial. The court’s 7-2 decision Friday says the removal of black prospective jurors violated the rights ...

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