A man who is awaiting a retrial on a 1996 murder is now out on bail.
Thirty-five-year-old David Flores was released Friday morning around 9:30 from the Polk County Jail after a bond of $500,000 was posted. His retrial for the shooting death of Phyllis Davis is scheduled for May 7th. Authorities believe the murder was gang related.
Flores was awarded a new trial in 2009 and the Iowa Appeals Court affirmed the ruling in April. The Iowa Supreme Court decided not to intervene, allowing the retrial to progress.
Flores’ release gives him the chance to spend time with a son he has rarely seen since he was convicted. “I’m gonna go see my son,” said Flores when he walked out of the Polk County Jail.