U.S. Supreme Court to review death penalty case

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Curtis Flowers has been in jail for twenty-two years for the murders of four inside Tardy Furniture store in Winona.

Today, his team won a legal victory courtesy of the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court says it will review Flowers’ case based on a single point of case law.

The issue at hand is whether or not jurors were excluded from the final panel based on race.

Batson v. Kentucky is the case which is considered the standard by which this point is reviewed. The Mississippi Supreme Court has already ruled ‘Baxter’ did not apply and there was no racial bias in this instance.

Flowers’ appeal went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and today justices agreed to review the case.

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