JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A judge is ordering Mississippi to pay $500,000 to a Black man who was wrongfully imprisoned more than 22 years.
Curtis Flowers was tried six times in a quadruple murder case.
He was released in December 2019, months after the U.S. Supreme Court said a district attorney had excluded Black jurors from his trials.
Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch said in September that she would not try him a seventh time in the slayings and a robbery that happened in 1996.
In November, Flowers sued the state seeking compensation for wrongful imprisonment.
A judge Tuesday ordered the $500,000 payment to Flowers — the maximum allowed under state law.