Man agrees to plea deal in Des Moines slaying case

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man has agreed to a plea deal in a Des Moines slaying that led to a second trial after new evidence emerged in the case.

The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/12jUtGN ) David Flores agreed Tuesday to an Alford Plea in the death of businesswoman Phyllis Davis. It means Flores doesn’t admit to the act but he acknowledges there is enough evidence to convict him.

Flores was convicted of killing Davis during a rolling gunbattle between rival gangs in 1996. He was granted a new trial in 2009 based on additional evidence. That trial had started Monday.

Flores’ attorney says his client maintains his innocence. He told the newspaper he expects Flores to be released when he is later sentenced because of time already served.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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