Cert Petition For a Writ of Certiorari

Filed on March 4th, 2022 Charles Don Flores is again endeavoring to be heard by the highest court in the United States after the state courts refused to consider all the new evidence demonstrating his wrongful conviction and factual innocence. QUESTIONS PRESENTED The State obtained Charles Don Flores’s conviction based primarily on a mid-trial, in-court ... Read More

Declaration of John Wixted, Ph.D about Charles Don Flores’ Case

John Wixted is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California–San Diego (UCSD). His current research is concerned with the understanding of episodic memory. He investigates the cognitive mechanisms that underlie recognition memory, often using signal detection theory as a guide. A related line of research involves investigating how episodic memory is represented ... Read More

Charles Don Flores Interview on Texas Public Radio

Texas Matters : The ‘Magic Movie Theater,’ Hypnosis and Death Row December 7th, 2021 by David Martin Davies “You know, my situation, you know what I’m saying about my case. I wasn’t involved in it. I’m innocent of that stuff. I did a lot of bad stuff in my life, stuff I really regret and ... Read More

One and Done: Researchers Urge Testing Eyewitness Memory Only Once

By Inga Kiderra November 03, 2021 To prevent wrongful convictions, only the first identification of a suspect should be considered We all know the scene from countless courtroom dramas: A witness points at the defendant and confidently declares to judge and jury: “That’s the one, that’s who did it!” But is it? Perhaps. If that ... Read More

[Podcast] Ask the Witness Only Once

Source : Podcast of the Association for Psychological Science. When an eyewitness stands up in court and identifies the person they say committed a crime, the impact can be powerful and effective. This dramatic testimony can be sincere and honest. It can also be wrong and tragically lead to wrongful convictions, lifelong incarcerations, and even ... Read More

D.A.s Are Asking Biden to End the Death Penalty. But Some Are Still Wielding It Themselves

By Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg Apr 05, 2021 Prosecutors who have championed criminal justice reforms are still seeking death sentences, opposing appeals, and, in some cases, have even petitioned for execution dates. On the morning of Jan. 29, 1998, Jill Barganier saw two men outside the home of her neighbor, Elizabeth Black, in Farmers Branch, Texas, according ... Read More

Pleading to oppose the request for the execution date

Filed on April 6th, 2021 CHARLES DON FLORES’S RESPONSE IN OPPOSITION TO THE STATE’S LATEST MOTION TO SET EXECUTION DATE On Good Friday, April 2, 2021, the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office elected to file, on the State’s behalf, a Renewed Motion to Set Execution Date (Latest Execution Motion). In light of the circumstances, the ... Read More

2nd Subsequent Application for Writ of Habeas Corpus

Filed on February 3rd, 2021 Applicant Charles Don Flores is currently confined on death row in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Polunsky Unit in Livingston, Texas. His wrongful conviction was obtained in a trial plagued by police and prosecutorial misconduct and where his insistence on his innocence was overridden by trial counsel in closing ... Read More

Petition For a Writ of Certiorari to The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

In Rock v. Arkansas, 483 U.S. 44 (1987), this Court found that, although “hypnotically refreshed” testimony was “controversial,” the dangers associated with it could be reduced by “procedural safeguards” that this Court left to the states to adopt. Contemporary scientific understanding of human memory and of the inherently intrusive nature of hypnosis has established that ... Read More

Journal entries – 10 to 13 September 2020

Thursday September 10th 2020 Today I have found the desire to pick this pen up again and bleed. You might think it’s easy to write for someone like me, to document my thoughts and emotions. But it’s not. Especially when I can find nothing but negative inside of me, all around me, with no light ... Read More