NEW TRIAL: Des Moines man convicted o...

NEW TRIAL: Des Moines man convicted of murder granted new trial

There are 18 comments on the WHOtv story from Dec 23, 2009, titled NEW TRIAL: Des Moines man convicted of murder granted new trial. In it, WHOtv reports that:

Thirteen years into a life sentence, a Des Moines man convicted of murder is getting a new trial.

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Yo Momma

Williamson, GA

#1 Dec 23, 2009
Sarcone is the criminal in this case
glenn delorenzo

Tipton, IA

#2 Dec 23, 2009
Breaking the law to up hold the law, never ever justified
Scott Jackson

Grinnell, IA

#3 Dec 24, 2009
"Sarcone says like any victim's family, news like this tears the scab off all that has healed." WTF? Does anyone really think this sort of thinking is logical? I hate this all-too-common attitude of "justice" and "vengeance" being the same thing. The correctional system has long ago been converted to a storage system. Last statistic I heard was "only" 40-something percent of cases being reviewed with DNA evidence clearly show the convicted is innocent. And it's incredibly difficult to get a case reviewed in that manner. I dare say a shocking (disgusting) percentage of our huge prison population is there for crimes they didn't commit. If I were a member of Davis's (yes, the Chicago Manual of Style calls for the second 's') family, I'd be very upset if there was any possibility that Flores is innocent. Much, much more upset than knowing the actual killer wasn't prosecuted.

Dallas Center, IA

#4 Dec 24, 2009
Once again there might be dirty dealings in the court system and maybe an innocent man has lost time with his family over a scoundrals dirty dealing hideing eveidence what a low thing to do .Yes he was a gang member which this state needs to deal more harshly with but facts now show HE didn't shoot Mrs Davis .Sadly it took 13 yrs to get it back before a judge and get it proven .I was just a juror on a case that wasted i and 7 others time and court costs state and county costs while this case should of been heard 12.5 yrs ago.I f Mr Flores is guilty of anything it's being in a gang fighting for ''territory'' he and the other side had no right to ''claim''. I hope he gets justice and if it means hes a free man he lives a more productive life than that he was living than.God Bless the Davis family and I hope they too want the right man charged .
DM Defense Attorney

Clearlake Oaks, CA

#5 Dec 24, 2009
I find the inability of the Polk County Attorney's Office and specifically Mr. Sarcone's refusal to even consider the fact that Mr. Flores may be innocent disgusting but typical.

Penn Valley, CA

#6 Dec 25, 2009
If justice is to be served wouldn't u rather have fair system the no system at all the court got it rite
scott jackson

Grinnell, IA

#7 Dec 25, 2009
Randy, are you saying that the dysfunctional system is better than none at all? On the surface, I'd agree with that. However, that's a very neo-con way of looking at things (I personally lean conservative, more libertarian though... so I'm not just some conservative bashing hippy. But many of the new so-called conservatives are frankly very short sighted). If there were no court system, justice would be quite common. There's plenty of functional societies without our type of court system. For how convoluted and twisted our laws (usually based on good intent) are, I don't know if none at all is worse than having this. You may be able to point to all the crime in New Orleans after Katrina, which was largely shown out of proportion and was actually not that bad, overall, considering the circumstances and number of people affected. But I can point to the flooding in Iowa City and the remarkably low amount of crime. These are moments when the "law" is stretched very thin for normal duties because there's a need to attend to something much more important and dire. Basically, I feel we need to get back to "beyond a shadow of a doubt" instead of what lately seems to be, "the guy doesn't seem like a great upstanding person and I don't know him, therefore GUILTY" type of thinking. And if convicted, more efforts should go to understanding that person and what they need to become a better person instead of concentrating so much on simple punishment.

Scottsdale, AZ

#8 Dec 25, 2009
An insider look at the case. Apparently the author of this blog knows Flores.
ron s

Pensacola, FL

#9 Dec 25, 2009
its about time someone came forward when i read the artical i knew they had arressted the wrong person the dmpd is like altoona pd hurry up and close the case

Dayton, IA

#10 Dec 25, 2009
They should take all the lawyers and all the gang members and fence them in with all the guns they need to kill each other and make this a better world.

West Des Moines, IA

#11 Dec 25, 2009
if he's not guilty,let him go.

United States

#12 Dec 25, 2009
How appropriate for Christmas time! Hope! Hope for David Flores to get his life back, if he is innocent.
Brenda Bond

Chanhassen, MN

#13 Dec 26, 2009
I didn'T ever think this young man was guilty! It was to hush hush and every thing went to fast. Ithink they had to hang someone and he was there. The state has taken away 13 or 14 years of this mans life. Someone needs to pay for this injustice.
Ray Miller

Brookfield, MO

#14 Dec 26, 2009
Another report that hides info from Defense Attorneys. Once again the thin blue line is crossed again.
J Blackwell

West Des Moines, IA

#15 Dec 26, 2009
I feel the victims family's pain, but really, do you want the wrong man to spend the rest of his life in prison? Why would you want David Flores to pay for a crime he may not have anything to do with?

Good luck to you in your new trial David. You, your wife and your son deserve to have a normal life together, not family visits behind bars. The truth will come out and you will finally have your justice.
J Blackwell

Dagsboro, DE

#16 Dec 26, 2009
David Flores is nothing but a gang banging thug.
He'll be back in prison again soon.
Every other member of the Flores family has a revolving prison door.
David will too.
Bank on it.
Jill Olson

United States

#17 Dec 28, 2009
I think this poor young man has served his time and derserves a new trail.
Tia Marie

Des Moines, IA

#18 Oct 16, 2012
J Blackwell wrote:
David Flores is nothing but a gang banging thug.
He'll be back in prison again soon.
Every other member of the Flores family has a revolving prison door.
David will too.
Bank on it.
Your right he had knowledge of it or ordered it done

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