JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Over the course of six trials, Curtis Giovanni Flowers has been convicted four times for the 1996 slayings of four workers at a furniture store. Now, he is back before the Mississippi Supreme Court asking that his latest conviction and sentence be tossed out.
Two trials ended with hung juries. Three trials produced convictions, but the state Supreme Court reversed them. Flowers' fourth conviction came in 2010. He was sentenced to death.
In the latest high court case, prosecutors have until Aug. 19 to respond to Flowers' arguments.
Prosecutors call Flowers a disgruntled former employee who sought revenge against the store owner because she withheld pay to cover merchandise he damaged.
Owner Bertha Tardy and employees Carmen Rigby, Robert Golden and Derrick "BoBo'' Stewart were shot to death.