U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of Curtis Flowers

(Photo courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Corrections)

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a Mississippi man who was tried for murder six times.

Curtis Flowers was tried six times for the murders of four people at Tardy Furniture Store in Winona in 1996. Attorneys for Flowers say his rights were violated when African-Americans were struck from the jury at his sixth trial in 2010.

Flowers, who is on death row, alleged that the prosecutor, barred African Americans from the jury pool that convicted him.

View the opinion here