EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
WINONA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man whose murder conviction was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court for racial bias was granted bond Monday and will be free for the first time in 22 years.
A judge set a bond of $250,000 for Curtis Flowers, but told him he will have to wear an electronic monitor. Supporters who joined others in the packed courtroom hugged Flowers after the judge announced his decision.
A prosecutor has not said whether he will try Flowers for a seventh time on the same charges. Four people were shot to death in July 1996 in the Tardy Furniture store in the north Mississippi town of Winona. Flowers, 49, has had four convictions overturned. He has been in custody since 1997.
Circuit Judge Joseph Loper said it was "troubling" t