Mississippi Man tried six times for same crime; currently on death row

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Dale Gerstenslager / Winona Times, via AP

Curtis Flowers has been tried six times for the murder of four Winona workers. He  currently is on death row in Parchman Prison.

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The New York Times writes about the shocking murders of four furniture store workers in Winona in 1996:

   One morning nearly 22 years ago, four employees of a furniture store in a small Mississippi town were shot to death. … Eventually, the top prosecutor — Doug Evans — charged a former store employee, Curtis Flowers, a black man who had no criminal record. Evans has put Flowers on trial six separate times — even though no gun, fingerprints or other physical evidence ties Flowers to the crime and no witness even puts him at the store that day.

Read the New York Times complete story here.