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Attorney Sheri Johnson leaves the Supreme Court on March 20, 2019, after challenging a Mississippi prosecutor's decision to keep African-Americans off the jury in the trial of Curtis Flowers, in Washington. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP, file)

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The Supreme Court on Friday threw out the murder conviction and death sentence for a black man in Mississippi because of a prosecutor's efforts to keep African Americans off the jury. The defendant already has been tried six times and now could face a seventh trial.

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press June 21, 2019
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