MS Supreme Court says conviction, death penalty for Curtis Flowers stands

Curtis Flowers

Curtis Flowers is on death row for the 1996 killings of four people in Winona.

Posted: Nov 2, 2017 2:34 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Mississippi Court of Appeals has confirmed again the conviction and death sentence handed down in a Montgomery County quadruple murder case.


Curtis Giovanni Flowers, 47, is on death row for the 1996 killings of four people at Tardy Furniture Store in downtown Winona.

He has been tried six times in connection with the case, the last time ending with his conviction in 2010.

The U. S. Supreme Court threw out a Mississippi Supreme Court decision in 2016 upholding his conviction.

The nation's highest court ordered the state's highest court to review claims by Flowers African-American jurors were excluded from his last trial for racial reasons.

The ruling did not toss out the conviction and sentence, but asked the court to once again review the claims.

In a ruling announced Thursday, The Mississippi Supreme Court said it had reviewed arguments from both Flowers and the state and determined the conviction and death sentence should stand.

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