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the Supreme Court has overturned the murder conviction of Curtis flowers who after six trials was sentenced to death for the nineteen ninety six murders of four people inside a Winona Mississippi furniture store in at seven two ruling the justices agreed with flowers attorney that through all six trials Mississippi prosecutor Doug Evans unlawfully and systematically blocked black potential jurors from hearing the case there by discriminating against flowers and denying him a fair trial in the sixth and most recent trial held in two thousand ten only one member of the twelve person jury was black the five previous trials ended with either guilty convictions later thrown out on appeal were divided jury unable to reach a verdict but while the top court sided with flowers in this case the ruling does not preclude Mississippi from putting him on trial for seventh time