News Radio 1040 WHO learned on Thursday, that a Des Moines man freed last year after being granted a new trial for a 1996 Des Moines slaying, has made a plea deal in court. According to the PolkCounty Clerk's Office, David Flores made an Alford Plea deal on Wednesday, regarding numerous charges, including willful injury, domestic abuse assault, and false imprisonment. Flores made the deal after being charged last week with fleeing prosecution. WHO Reporter Heather Jordan has learned that a prison term of 7 years has been recommended. A judge will make a final decision on October 10th.
Flores served 16 years for the shooting death of Phyllis Davis before his conviction was overturned. After his release in 2013, Flores was arrested three times in two months, including on a charge that he attacked his ex-girlfriend. After bonding out, Flores skipped town, but was later caught in Arizona.