A bail hearing has been set for a Mississippi man who has been tried six times for murder.

Montgomery County Circuit Judge Joseph Loper scheduled the hearing for Dec. 16 in Walthall.

The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Curtis Flowers’ conviction in June, finding racially biased jury selection. Prosecutors say Flowers killed four people in a Winona furniture store in 1996. He was sentenced to death in 2010’s sixth trial.

Lawyer Rob McDuff has asked Loper to free Flowers on bail and throw out charges.

McDuff argues Mississippi law requires bail after two capital murder mistrials. Flowers’ fourth and fifth trials ended in mistrials.

He urges the judge to reject a seventh trial and quash charges, citing prosecutorial misconduct and arguing a limit to trials.

Flowers is currently jailed in Louisville. (AP)

  1. Nana says:

    I have no words for our judicial system in offering so many chances for a criminal! If you’re big enough to do the crime, your big enough to face your fate! Our judicial system isn’t right!

  2. Meme says:

    Why are they wasting tax payers money on this. Yes I know that two family’s have been affected by this and I am truly sorry for their lost. But geesh why keep this going. If you haven’t found him guilty after 6 times I doubt that the 7th will make any difference.

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