Dating in teh dark
Other episodes include sketch artists drawing contestants' impressions of each other.After the one-on-one dates, each contestant can choose to invite another that they wish to see.We wrote him letters and sent him a friend request on Facebook. Each of the four times Flowers was convicted, the jury was all white or nearly all white.So we decided to look more closely at why so few black jurors had been selected. After investigating every aspect of the Curtis Flowers case, we were nearly ready to present what we'd found to District Attorney Doug Evans.In this episode, we meet the witnesses who said they saw Flowers walking through downtown Winona, Mississippi, the morning of the murders. Investigators never found the gun used to kill four people at Tardy Furniture.Yet the gun, and the bullets matched to it, became a key piece of evidence against Curtis Flowers.He remains on death row, though some people believe he's innocent.The case against Curtis Flowers relies heavily on three threads of evidence: the route he allegedly walked the morning of the murders, the gun that investigators believe he used, and the people he supposedly confessed to in jail.
But we had one lingering question: How did Flowers become the main suspect? Prosecutors have always said that Curtis Flowers was the only serious suspect in the Tardy Furniture investigation. When we finally found Hemphill, living in Indianapolis, he had some very surprising things to say about the case. Citizens are trying to file bar complaints against the district attorney, Doug Evans. We preview oral arguments and delve into the allegations at the heart of the appeal: that Doug Evans tried to keep African-Americans off the jury in Curtis' sixth trial. At issue was whether DA Doug Evans tried to keep African-Americans off the jury in the 2010 trial. In a 7-2 ruling, the justices threw out the conviction from his sixth trial, in 2010. Supreme Court threw out Curtis Flowers' conviction.
Why would investigators focus so much on Flowers based on so little evidence? But we found a document showing that another man, Willie James Hemphill, had also been questioned just days after the murders. For the last episode of the season, we went to meet Jeffrey Armstrong, who, a few years after Curtis Flowers first went to prison, found what might have been a key piece of evidence. Two months after the season ended, we return to Winona to see what has changed. One man has gone into hiding, his personal safety threatened because he spoke to us. After nearly nine years of appeals of his sixth trial, Curtis Flowers finally had his case argued before the U. Flowers wasn't at the Supreme Court — he remains on death row in Mississippi — but the In the Dark team was. The decision of what happens next — whether to release Flowers or begin a seventh trial — now lies with the same prosecutor who's pursued him from the beginning: Doug Evans. And the story has taken yet more surprising turns since.
What he found — and where he found it — offers hints that someone else may have committed the Tardy Furniture murders. In this update episode, we look at what's happened in Winona since our last episode and what happens next with Curtis Flowers' case. In recent days, there have been three other significant developments, including new details from a key witness, that may change Flowers' fate.
Hallmon has an astonishingly long criminal history that includes repeated charges for drug dealing, assault, and robbery.
So how reliable is his testimony and did he receive anything in exchange for it?