Over the years, three inmates have claimed that Curtis Flowers confessed to them that he killed four people at the Tardy Furniture store.But they've all changed their stories at one time or another.He testified in four trials that Flowers had confessed to him while the two men were in prison together.
What followed was a two-decade legal odyssey in which Flowers was tried six times for the same crime.
He remains on death row, though some people believe he's innocent.
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.
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As a top seller in Central Arkansas, real estate agent Beverly Carter is known around Little Rock for her infectious smile and sparkling personality. On a warm September afternoon in 2014 Beverly leaves her office to show some new clients a house, and is never heard from again.
Johnny Altinger sends out very strange emails to his friends in Edmonton, Canada saying he's skipped off to Costa Rica with a new girlfriend yet refuses to answer his cell phone.Yet the gun, and the bullets matched to it, became a key piece of evidence against Curtis Flowers.In this episode, we examine the strange histories of the gun and the man who owned it.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.The ensuing missing persons investigation leads detectives into a hall of mirrors where fact and fantasy merge.