BREAKING NEWS Sinkhole causes landslide, Lee County road to collapse Full Story

Lawyers seek to question prosecutor in disputed murder case

Defense lawyers are seeking to question a district attorney who has tried a man six times in a disputed death penalty case.

Posted: Dec 17, 2018 2:07 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Defense lawyers are seeking to question a district attorney who has tried a man six times in a disputed death penalty case.

In a brief filed last week, that's among many pieces of evidence that Curtis Flowers' lawyers demanded access to as Flowers makes a new appeal to the Mississippi Supreme Court.

After five previous trials featuring hung juries or overturned convictions, Flowers was convicted and sentenced to death in a sixth trial in 2010 for killing four people at a Winona furniture store in 1996.

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a separate appeal claiming Flowers' conviction should be overturned because prosecutors improperly excluded black jurors.

Reporting by American Public Media, including a key witness who recanted his testimony in an interview, has focused new attention on Flowers' case.

Article Comments

Tupelo
Overcast
49° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 47°
Columbus
Overcast
54° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 54°
Oxford
Overcast
46° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 46°
Starkville
Overcast
52° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 52°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather

Latest Video

Image

Mardi Gras Celebration

Image

B BLOCK ANCHOR

Image

f block 0223

Image

E block 0223

Image

anchoring 02.23

Image

Sophia- Cloudy and Mild for Sunday, Rain Returns Tonight

Image

Boys Basketball Playoffs - Round 2

Image

Columbus volunteers still cleaning up storm debris one year after tornado devastated the area

Image

Chelsea's Saturday evening forecast: Increasing clouds overnight with rain by late Sunday

Image

Sophia- Clear and Dry for Saturday, Rain Soon Returns