Records: Man convicted in Iowa slaying released

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man who recently reached a plea deal in the 1996 slaying of a Des Moines businesswoman has been released from jail.

The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/18bukyo ) 36-year-old David Flores was released Thursday just hours after being sentenced to 35 years in prison for the 1996 death of Phyllis Davis.

The sentence was part of a deal with prosecutors that allowed Flores to give an Alford plea, meaning he doesn’t admit to the act but acknowledges there’s enough evidence to convict him. Flores was expected to be released based on time already served in prison.

Davis was killed after her car was struck by crossfire between gangs. Flores was later convicted for her death but he was granted a new trial in 2009 because of additional evidence and testimony.

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

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