- Jun 4, 2010
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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?(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.
"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.