Posted: Friday, June 24, 2022. 9:26 am CST.
By Aaron Humes: The witnesses that the State hoped to have convict Kenneth Flowers, 44, alias “Big Tom”, of procuring defilement of persons, abandoned the case, leading to a nolle prosequi in court.
By legal convention, a nolle prosequi is filed when the prosecution determines that it has insufficient evidence to proceed with a trial but intends to pursue the case at a later time, but increasingly it has been treated as all but an acquittal.
Before Supreme Court Justice Ricardo Sandcroft, the Crown prosecutor indicated that her two main witnesses – allegedly those involved in the video gone viral in September of 2020 – ended up moving away and abandoning their charges against Flowers, whom they had alleged coerced them into making the video.
The case would have been tried along with a jury.
Exiting court, Flowers told our court reporter, “No case because no witness and nobody did press charge so the case has finished and I would love [to sue] whoever gave me this charge and made me waste time for a couple years.”
Flowers had been recently remanded after his bail was revoked for failing to sign in at the police station as one of the conditions required by his bail. He commented, “I said to the judge that I didn’t think it was fit for me to sign in because they never did press no charge on me.”
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