Update 1:00 p.m.
WINONA, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man whose murder conviction was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court for racial bias is set to be released from custody for the first time in 22 years.
Rob McDuff is part of Curtis Flowers' (seated right at table) legal council. | Date: Dec. 16, 2019
Circuit Judge Joseph Loper | Date: Dec. 16, 2019
During a hearing Monday, a judge set a $250,000 bond for 49-year-old Curtis Flowers.
Circuit Judge Joseph Loper said Flowers would have to wear an electronic monitor.
The U.S. Supreme Court in June overturned Flowers' fourth conviction, citing racial bias in the jury selection.
Flowers' attorney says a person who wants to remain anonymous has posted the $25,000 necessary to secure Flowers' release.
The defendant was released from jail in Winston County.
The original post is below.
WINONA, Miss. (AP) - A judge is being asked to set bond for a Mississippi man while a prosecutor decides whether to try him a seventh time for a quadruple slaying 23 years ago.
Curtis Flowers was convicted four times in the shooting deaths of four furniture employees in 1996. All of the convictions were overturned and two other trials ended in a mistrial.
The Supreme Court overturned his latest conviction in June. Justices said prosecutors violated Flowers' constitutional rights by rejecting black jurors. Flowers is African American.
His attorney says he deserves to be granted bail while he awaits the prosecutor's decision.