Curtis Flowers to receive $500,000 from State of Miss. for wrongful conviction

Curtis Flowers to receive $500,000 from State of Miss. for wrongful conviction
Curtis Flowers at bond hearing (Source: WLBT)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT/WCBI) - The man wrongfully accused in the deaths of four people in Winona will receive a total of half a million dollars from the state of Mississippi.

The Winona man has faced six trials, four resulting in death sentences and more than two decades behind bars for the Tardy Furniture Store shootings in 1996.

It happened early one morning. Winona police officers found the bodies of Bertha Tardy, Derrick “Bobo” Stewart, Robert Golden, and Carmen Rigby shot execution-style.

Flowers was charged in all four deaths.

The case has been overturned more than once and ruled as a mistrial.

The US Supreme Court stepped in overturning Flowers’ conviction.

The state of Mississippi is required to pay compensation to people who are wrongfully convicted or imprisoned. That law went into effect in 2009.

Circuit Court Judge George Mitchell submitted the judgment on Tuesday, March 2nd.

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