Curtis Flowers is now a free man after Mississippi’s AG decided to drop all charges related to a quadruple homicide. Flowers had spent nearly 23 years in prison and had been tried six times for the same crime. He always maintained his innocence, and the charges were dropped on Friday after the prosecutor was found to have excluded Black jurors. Flowers gained recent fame in large part due to a popular podcast series that highlighted his case.
In 2019, Flowers was released from prison after SCOTUS tossed his murder conviction, ruling the white prosecutor kept Black people from serving on the jury. The Supreme Court threw out last conviction on 7-2 vote.
Flowers was arrested in January 1997, he spent 23 years behind bars without respite. Even when his convictions were reversed, and he wasn’t technically a condemned man, Flowers remained in jail as a suspect in the murders.