Main witness in Flowers' quadruple murder trial dies - - Jackson, MS

Main witness in Flowers' quadruple murder trial dies

WINONA, Miss. (AP) - Winona's police chief and a former crime scene analyst who investigated a quadruple killing have testified in the sixth trial of 40-year-old Curtis Flowers.

But Sam Jones, who worked part-time at Tardy Furniture and found the bodies of Bertha Tardy, Carmen Rigby, Robert Golden and Derrick "BoBo" Stewart on July 16, 1996, has died.

A stand-in read a transcript of his testimony from an earlier trial on Friday.

Winona Police Chief Johnny Hargrove and Melissa Schoene, who was a crime scene analyst with the Mississippi Crime Lab in 1996, both testified Friday.

All four victims were shot in the head with a .38-caliber gun.

Prosecutors also showed jurors photographs and a diagram of the crime scene.

Testimony was expected to continue Saturday in Montgomery County Circuit Court.

Information from: The Greenwood Commonwealth,

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 AP-NY-06-12-10 1145EDT

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