Curtis Flowers will get a new trial.
The Mississippi Supreme Court reversed and remanded Flowers’ conviction and death sentence handed down by a Montgomery County Jury in 2010, and remanded the case to the Montgomery County Circuit Court for a seventh trial.
On June 21, 2019 the United States Supreme Court overturned the 2010 conviction, stating that District Attorney Doug Evans unconstitutionally prevented African Americans from serving on the jury.
The court sent the case back to the Mississippi Supreme Court for “proceedings not inconsistent with its opinion.”
Flowers is charged with the capital murders of four people, Bertha Tardy, Carmen Rigby, Derrick “BoBo” Stewart, and Robert Golden, at Tardy Furniture on July 16, 1996.
According to Montgomery County Sheriff Bubba Nix, Flowers is still in the custody of the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.
For more on this story, see next Thursday’s edition of The Winona Times.