Man Wins Supreme Court Appeal, Overturning Murder Conviction
The Supreme Court recently reversed the 2010 conviction of 49-year old Curtis Flowers, ruling that prosecutors wrongfully excluded African-Americans from the jury during Flowers’ last trial. Flowers was imprisoned for 22 years following his arrest relating to a quadruple murder in 1996. He was tried six times for the crimes. The Court concluded that the white district attorney that prosecuted the case from the beginning had violated Flowers’ constitutional rights when, at Flowers’ sixth trial nine years ago, the attorney purposely removed African-Americans from the jury. This was the fourth time Flowers’ murder conviction was reversed. Each time Flowers was convicted, the jury was all-white or nearly all-white. It remains to be seen whether Flowers will face a seventh trial. If you feel your constitutional rights were violated in connection with a wrongful conviction, please call (855) 244-2031 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim.