GRENADA, Miss. (WTVA) - District Attorney Doug Evans is excusing himself and his office from further prosecution of Curtis Flowers.
Evans serves the Fifth Circuit Court District, which covers Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Grenada, Montgomery, Webster and Winston counties.
Curtis Flowers | Date: Dec. 16, 2019
He filed a voluntary recusal Monday in Montgomery County Circuit Court.
“I have personally prosecuted the defendant in all six of his prior trials,” he stated in the recusal. “While I remain confident in both the investigation and jury verdicts in this matter, I have come to the conclusion that my continued involvement will prevent the families from obtaining justice and from the defendant being held responsible for his actions.”
Flowers was convicted four times in the shooting deaths of four furniture employees in 1996. All the convictions were overturned, and two other trials ended in a mistrial, The Associated Press reported.
Prosecutors are deciding whether to try Flowers for a seventh time.
In the meantime, his legal team successfully convinced a judge to grant their client the opportunity to post bail in mid-December. He posted bail shortly after the hearing and was released from jail in Winston County.