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Kristin Smart murder trial: 3 police officers testify about investigation, interviews after disappearance

Editor’s note: The People v. Flores murder trial is covered each day by Mustang News. Follow @CPMustangNews on Twitter and Instagram for more updates. Read previous articles about the trial here. Law enforcement officials testified on Wednesday about their experiences when handling the Kristin Smart case, including what was remaining in Smart’s dorm when she disappeared and what they were told by […]

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Cal Poly drops COVID-19 testing mandate for unvaccinated students, scraps COVID dashboard

Testing for COVID-19 at Cal Poly will no longer be required nor reported starting fall quarter, according to a university-wide email sent Tuesday. Campus health officials announced in the email that unvaccinated and unboosted students and staff will not be required to test for COVID-19 fall quarter, and a pre-arrival test is not needed for […]

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Kristin Smart murder trial: Cal Poly Police investigator and student who helped walk Smart home testify

Editor’s note: The People v. Flores murder trial is covered each day by Mustang News. Follow @CPMustangNews on Twitter and Instagram for more updates. Read previous articles about the trial here. Tim Davis, a Cal Poly junior in 1996, is one of several alumni who’ve testified about the off-campus party Kristin Smart and Paul Flores attended the night she went missing. Yet […]

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Witness describes Paul Flores’ black eye and ‘nervous’ mood after Kristin Smart disappearance

Editor’s note: The People v. Flores murder trial is covered each day by Mustang News. Follow @CPMustangNews on Twitter and Instagram for more updates. Read previous articles about the trial here. Mario Garcia was a third-year transfer student enrolled at Cal Poly in 1995. He lived on campus and knew Paul Flores, as the two would play pool together in Flores’ […]

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‘People do things like this all the time’: Cal Poly, SLO Police refused to report Kristin Smart disappearance, student testifies

Editor’s note: The People v. Flores murder trial is covered each day by Mustang News. Read previous articles about the trial here. Follow @CPMustangNews on Twitter and Instagram for more updates. The juries of the People v. Flores murder trial heard testimonies on Wednesday that raised the question of Kristin Smart being drugged, exposed the delay of local police and revealed […]

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Day 6: Former students testify about Paul Flores’ ‘interest’ in Kristin Smart

Editor’s note: The People v. Flores murder trial is covered each day by Mustang News. Read previous articles about the trial here. Follow @CPMustangNews on Twitter and Instagram for more updates. Former Cal Poly students continued to testify in the trial of Paul and Ruben Flores on Tuesday, shedding light on interactions had with Paul Flores and […]

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Kristin Smart trial: Investigator and former roommate testify

Editor’s note: The Kristin Smart trial is covered each day by Mustang News. To stay updated, follow @CPMustangNews on Twitter and Instagram. Read previous articles about the trial here. The trial of Paul and Ruben Flores for the 1996 murder of Kristin Smart resumed Monday morning with testimonies from an investigator, Smart’s former roommate and a friend. One […]

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Former students recount what happened the night Kristin Smart went missing

Editor’s note: The Kristin Smart trial is covered each day by Mustang News. To stay updated, follow @CPMustangNews on Twitter and Instagram. Read previous articles about the trial here. Margarita Campos, a college friend of Kristin Smart, was one of three former students to testify in the People v. Flores murder trial on Monday. She said the […]

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Kristin Smart trial: Former students say Flores was ‘creepy,’ warned Smart to ‘stay away’

Editor’s note: The Kristin Smart trial will be covered daily by Mustang News. To stay updated, follow @CPMustangNews on Twitter and Instagram. At a house party Memorial Day weekend in 1996, Cuesta College student Kendra Koed said she saw Cal Poly freshman Kristin Smart fall over in the hallway, with another student, Paul Flores, standing […]

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Kristin Smart trial: Smart Family testifies, defense presents case for Ruben Flores

Editor’s note: The Kristin Smart trial will be covered daily by Mustang News. To stay updated, follow @CPMustangNews on Twitter and Instagram. After an unexpected two-day delay, the Kristin Smart murder trial resumed Thursday with a statement from Ruben Flores’ defense and testimonies from Smart’s family. Smart disappeared on May 25, 1996 as a Cal […]

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Day 1: Prosecution, defense make their case to the jury in Kristin Smart trial

Editor’s note: The Kristin Smart trial will be covered daily by Mustang News. To stay updated, follow @CPMustangNews on Twitter and Instagram. The trial of Paul and Ruben Flores began Monday by introducing the jury to the history of Kristin Smart’s disappearance 26 years ago — and what investigations have uncovered since. Arrested in April […]