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Court to hear appeal of Curtis Flowers

Reported by: Mel Carlock
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Updated: 7/18/2014 10:38 am
JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a Montgomery County capital murder appeal.

Justices agreed to hear the latest appeal of Curtis Flowers, 44.

Flowers was sentenced to death in 2010 by a Montgomery County jury in the deaths of four people at Tardy Furniture Store in Winona in 1996.

The store's owner, Bertha Tardy, and three workers, Derrick Stewart, Carmen Rigby and Robert Golden died after they were shot.

Flowers was arrested and has been tried in connection with the case on six occasions.

Three of the earlier trials ended with a conviction in one or all of the murders, but were later overturned on appeal.

Two other trials ended in mistrials.

Among the thirteen issues raised in his latest appeal,  Flowers contends the evidence doesn't meet constitutional requirements to support the verdict and sentence.

The state's highest court will hear arguments Monday at 1:30 p.m. in Jackson.

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