The death sentence for Curtis Flowers stands - - Jackson, MS

The death sentence for Curtis Flowers stands

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A judge says he will not toss out the death sentence for the man accused of murdering four in north Mississippi.

Curtis Giovanni Flowers was convicted in June for the 1996 slayings of four workers at a Winona furniture store.

Circuit Judge Joseph Loper Jr. rejected Flowers' argument that too few black jurors had been chosen.

The jury had 11 whites and one African American.

The state supreme court reversed three earlier convictions against Flowers, and two trials ended in mistrials.

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