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Reporter Madeleine Baran examines the case of Curtis Flowers, who has been tried six times for the same crime. For 21 years, Flowers has maintained his innocence. He's won appeal after appeal, but every time, the prosecutor just tries the case again. In the Dark is an investigative podcast from APM Reports. Season One focused on the abduction of Jacob Wetterling.
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S2 E13: Oral Arguments

S2 E13: Oral Arguments

2019-03-2700:49:2128

After nearly nine years of appeals of his sixth trial, Curtis Flowers finally had his case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. At issue was whether DA Doug Evans tried to keep African-Americans off the jury in the 2010 trial. Flowers wasn't at the Supreme Court -- he remains on death row in Mississippi -- but the In the Dark team was. This is what we saw. Support investigative journalism with a donation to In the Dark.
S2 E12: Before the Court

S2 E12: Before the Court

2019-03-1900:42:5729

We resume Season Two with the U.S. Supreme Court weighing Curtis Flowers' case. 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. Support investigative journalism with a donation to In the Dark.
Our second season spanned a year in Mississippi where we revealed misconduct, injustice and racial divide in the six trials of Curtis Flowers. The U.S. Supreme Court will now decide if the prosecutor racially discriminated in jury selection. In four new episodes starting March 19, we'll go into the courtroom for oral arguments, report the decision and examine the effect of the ruling. Support investigative journalism with a donation to In the Dark.
We answer your questions and report on a fire in Winona. Support investigative journalism with a donation to In the Dark.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear Curtis Flowers' appeal. Now the justices will examine if District Attorney Doug Evans had a history of racial discrimination in jury selection. Support investigative journalism with a donation to In the Dark.
S1 Update: The Wetterling File

S1 Update: The Wetterling File

2018-09-2100:28:5840

In Season 1 of our podcast, we reported that the Jacob Wetterling case was a botched investigation. Just yesterday, law enforcement acknowledged it too. Support investigative journalism with a donation to In the Dark.
S2 Update: Back to Winona

S2 Update: Back to Winona

2018-09-1800:34:3430

Two months after the season ended, we return to Winona to see what has changed. Turns out, a lot. Curtis Flowers' mother has died. The whole town is talking about the case. Flowers' defense lawyers are including our findings in their legal filings to the Supreme Court. Citizens are trying to file bar complaints against the district attorney, Doug Evans. One man has gone into hiding, his personal safety threatened because he spoke to us. In this update episode, we look at what's happened in Winona since our last episode and what happens next with Curtis Flowers' case. Support investigative journalism with a donation to In the Dark.
S2 E11: The End

S2 E11: The End

2018-07-0300:36:3465

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. What he found -- and where he found it -- offers hints that someone else may have committed the Tardy Furniture murders. Armstrong turned the evidence into the cops. And then, he says, it disappeared. Support investigative journalism with a donation to In the Dark.
S2 E10: Discovery

S2 E10: Discovery

2018-06-2601:04:5041

Prosecutors have always said that Curtis Flowers was the only serious suspect in the Tardy Furniture investigation. But we found a document showing that another man, Willie James Hemphill, had also been questioned just days after the murders. Who was he? Why was he questioned? When we finally found Hemphill, living in Indianapolis, he had some very surprising things to say about the case. Support investigative journalism with a donation to In the Dark.
S2 E9: Why Curtis?

S2 E9: Why Curtis?

2018-06-1900:57:2146

After re-examining the case, we'd found no direct evidence linking Curtis Flowers to the murders at Tardy Furniture. But we had one lingering question: How did Flowers become the main suspect? Why would investigators focus so much on Flowers based on so little evidence? In short, why Curtis? We decided to find out. Support investigative journalism with a donation to In the Dark.
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Comments (278)

Melissa Adams

This is a travesty and the victim is Curtis Flowers. An innocent man in jail for 20+ years for a crime that has no evidence he committed. Doug Evan's is the criminal and represents everything that is wrong with our judicial system.

May 19th
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Shane Hubbert

They don't mention how the blacks in Winona were too afraid to talk to the police. They were all threatened. There are a lot of things that were left out of this Democratic version. For instance, a black lady tried to lie to Judge Loper about being pulled over and harassed, minutes before arriving at the trial, just to try to stir up some racial bullshit. Another jurer lied about knowing him, but was his fucking first cousin. Look, the bastard did it. They found the money he stole, hidden in his headboard, and the box to the shoes he was wearing when he killed them. Facts.

May 16th
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Alexis Baker

Ahhh this gives me hope again that there is justice in this country. After seeing everything that happens with the current white house, and this and the state of our country its so depressing but yes a glimmer of hope! and Justice Cavannagh at least seems reasonable!

May 8th
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Hawkenbrawk

Jared's friend Cory would have no info for the FBI. The question the producer asks is stupid. Cory had no information related to Jared's case, so they wouldn't waste their time asking him questions.

May 6th
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Isha Negi

This podcast is really good

May 5th
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lisa bradford

i wish yall could have stopped the demolition of that house and brought in a fire specialist of your own to see what REALLY happened?! i cannot believe this is happeneing in 2019 in AMERICA. im so sad, shocked, and the civil rights fight is so much more alive to me now, after listening to this podcast.

May 5th
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lisa bradford

i cannot believe in a system that would allow this type of case to go on and on and on and on and on, ad nauseam. i am so proud to say i do not live in Mississippi, but as a citizen of the United States, im ashamed this type of thinking, belief system, culture, and lack of integrity among people in positions of power is allowed to exist in the same country i live in and love. i applaud your work on this case and want you to know that your work conitnues the fight for justice and there are many thousands behind you, supporting you.

May 4th
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Alexis Baker

This is terrible and scarey but now i know

May 2nd
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Douglas Vinson

truly amazing show

Apr 20th
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Keith Tam

Doug Evan's career is toast

Apr 19th
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Maedeh Akhavan

this podcast is just fantastic!

Apr 8th
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Jennica Klemann

The new hosts sound like the The Ryan Seacrest Show of true crime.

Apr 7th
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Cassie

did he seriously just say "we had some GOOD blacks..." For gods sake what the hell

Apr 3rd
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Shane Hubbert

Cassie There are some good blacks and bad blacks. There are some good whites and bad whites. Same with any color.

May 16th
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A. Perkins

After listening to be podcasts I don't trust law enforcement to do anything right!

Apr 2nd
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John Ryan

This episode gave me a glimmer of hope. I'm at a solid 1%

Mar 31st
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Applesaws

Disgusting, absolutely disgusting to know they ruined Dan R.'s life like that. It could have been avoided if they had done their job correctly instead of grasping at straws.

Mar 29th
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Beauregard Throckmorton

Your work is so incredible. Thank you.

Mar 26th
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Kimberly Holland

I just read an article where this looks good for Curtis. Justice Thomas broke his silence on this which he had not done in years. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/justice-thomas-breaks-three-year-bench-silence-supreme-court-death-n985476

Mar 25th
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ka jong venus Park

Kimberly Holland looks good but I was rather annoyed when Justice Thomas posed questions to challenge the fairness of Curtis Flowers' lawyer's use of her pre-emptory strikes. the guy's obviously pushing some agenda.

Apr 20th
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ka jong venus Park

one thing that really irks me is how often the narrator, Madeline, says, "it'll be interesting to see..." whenever they're dealing with a crucial-sounding evidence or information that for some inexplicable reason wasn't used previously by the defense. maybe she's just trying to sound neutral, but unfortunately when you use words like "interesting", you just end up sounding like a bystander who's waiting to be entertained.

Mar 22nd
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ka jong venus Park

James Willey not when a man whose life is at stake - this isn't some celebrity news wherein the sole purpose is to be entertained.

Mar 28th
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James Willey

ka jong venus Park isn't that why we're all listening? You know, to be entertained? Regardless of the realness of this show, you cannot say that it doesn't entertain your mind

Mar 28th
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Natalie T

Great podcast!

Mar 20th
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