The state of Mississippi has been ordered to pay $500,000 (N205m) in damages to Curtis for wrongfully arresting him.
He was arrested in January 1997 and released Dec 2019 after serving 23 years in prison.
Circuit Judge George Mitchell ordered the state to pay Curtis $50,000 a year for 10 years as well as an additional $50,000 (N20,578,000) to cover legal expenses.
Two of the trials ended in hung juries and four resulted in convictions as well as the death sentence which was overturned due to prosecutorial misconduct.
In a fresh appeal, his defence argues that there was insufficient physical evidence and the witness statements were too weak to convict.
The US Supreme court voted 7-2 that Flowers was denied a fair trial after Evans refused to allow black jurors to take part in the trial.