18 January 2020 :
Doug Evans Recuses Himself From Curtis Flowers Case. Controversial Mississippi Prosecutor Doug Evans Recuses Himself from Further Involvement in Curtis Flowers’ Case. After having been rebuked by the U.S. Supreme Court in June for his pattern of racially biased jury selection in the capital prosecutions of Curtis Flowers and sued in federal court to bar future race-based jury strikes, Mississippi prosecutor Doug Evans has voluntarily recused himself from future involvement in Flowers’ case. Evans has been the driving force in Flowers’ case for more than 23 years, personally prosecuting Flowers 6 times for a quadruple murder in Winona, Mississippi. On December 16, 2019 (see) Flowers was released on bond. Evans requested the Mississippi Attorney General’s office take over the case.