Curtis Flowers flanked by sister Priscilla Ward, right, exits the Winston Choctaw Regional Correctional Facility [Rogelio V Solis/AP Photo]

A Mississippi man whose murder conviction was overturned by the US Supreme Court for racial bias was released from custody Monday for the first time in 22 years.

Curtis Flowers walked out of the regional jail in the central town of Louisville hours after a judge set his bond at $250,000. A person who wanted to remain anonymous posted $25,000, the 10 percent needed to secure Flowers’s release, said his lawyer Rob McDuff.

“It’s been rough,” Flowers said. “Taking it one day at a time, keeping God first – that’s how I got through it.”

When asked another question, Flowers sighed, smiled and tossed

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