Flowers asks for temporary release from prison

Curtis Flowers

A Winona man on death row is asking a judge to allow him to attend his mother's funeral.

Posted: Jul. 19, 2018 6:48 PM
Updated: Jul. 20, 2018 9:00 AM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - A Winona man on death row is asking a judge to allow him to attend his mother's funeral.

Curtis Giovanni Flowers filed the request in Montgomery County Circuit Court following his mother's death on July 14.

Lola Flowers, 70, died of complications from surgery, according to the court filing.

Her funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Winona.

The request asks the judge to allow state corrections officials to transport Flowers from Parchman to view her body on Friday and to stay in the city until the funeral is over.

The motion says Flowers spoke with his mother by phone almost every day during his 21-year incarceration.

She also rarely missed a visiting day during that time.

Flowers says he has been trustworthy and cooperative with corrections officers during his time in prison.

He even offers to pay the costs of transportation and escort services while he is in Winona.

The state has yet to file a response to the motion that was filed on Tuesday.

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