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The New York Times writes about the shocking murders of four furniture store workers in Winona in 1996:
One morning nearly 22 years ago, four employees of a furniture store in a small Mississippi town were shot to death. … Eventually, the top prosecutor — Doug Evans — charged a former store employee, Curtis Flowers, a black man who had no criminal record. Evans has put Flowers on trial six separate times — even though no gun, fingerprints or other physical evidence ties Flowers to the crime and no witness even puts him at the store that day.