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    Mississippi man faces sixth capital murder trial in 1996 shootings

    Mississippi man faces sixth capital murder trial in 1996 shootings - CNN.com

    (CNN) -- Curtis Flowers has stood before five juries in the past 13 years on capital murder charges, accused of killing four people in a Mississippi furniture store.

    This week, prosecutors are hoping his sixth trial will be the last.

    Flowers, 40, is believed to be the only person in recent U.S. history to be tried six times on the same capital murder charges.

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    "Any time that we feel there is evidence to prove a case, we're going to pursue it," said [Montgomery County District Attorney] Evans, who tried the five previous cases and will lead the prosecution this time.

    Evans declined to elaborate on lessons learned from the previous trials or to say if his strategy will be different this time around, but he said the two hung juries did not affect his decision to try Flowers again.

    "Any case that's on the docket I want to try and dispose of it," he said.
    So he heads to trial for the sixth time. Isn't there some law against being tried twice for the same crime?

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    Re: Mississippi man faces sixth capital murder trial in 1996 shootings

    Only if there's a verdict.

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    Re: Mississippi man faces sixth capital murder trial in 1996 shootings

    Oh a black American.. in Mississippi.. go figure! Yes I played the race card, because it is highly relevant.
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    Re: Mississippi man faces sixth capital murder trial in 1996 shootings

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Oh a black American.. in Mississippi.. go figure! Yes I played the race card, because it is highly relevant.
    Would you prefer that prosecutors not continue to seek justice in cases of mistrial?

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    Re: Mississippi man faces sixth capital murder trial in 1996 shootings

    Quote Originally Posted by StevenA59 View Post
    Mississippi man faces sixth capital murder trial in 1996 shootings - CNN.com



    So he heads to trial for the sixth time. Isn't there some law against being tried twice for the same crime?
    Yes, it is called "non bis in idem"

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    Re: Mississippi man faces sixth capital murder trial in 1996 shootings

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Oh a black American.. in Mississippi.. go figure! Yes I played the race card, because it is highly relevant.
    Plz tell me how playing the race card is relevant?
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Mississippi man faces sixth capital murder trial in 1996 shootings

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Would you prefer that prosecutors not continue to seek justice in cases of mistrial?
    I find this part problematic:

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    Flowers has been convicted three times and sentenced to death twice, but the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed those verdicts and ordered a new trial each time. His two most recent trials ended in hung juries, leading his supporters to question why the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office continues to seek a conviction.
    They put out a $30,000 reward and suddenly half the townsfolk reported having seen Flowers acting suspicious. He's already spent 13 years in jail and now they want to try him again. It certainly tests the limits of justice.

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    Re: Mississippi man faces sixth capital murder trial in 1996 shootings

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Oh a black American.. in Mississippi.. go figure! Yes I played the race card, because it is highly relevant.
    No it is not highly relevant, but as you are from EU we need to let you know that attitudes over here change over the years whereas with the EU attitudes seem to be locked in.

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    Re: Mississippi man faces sixth capital murder trial in 1996 shootings

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Only if there's a verdict.
    Moreover, they could have tried each killing as a seperate individual murder case.

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    Re: Mississippi man faces sixth capital murder trial in 1996 shootings

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Ferris View Post
    Moreover, they could have tried each killing as a seperate individual murder case.
    They tried that and ****ed it up once already.
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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