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Kristin Smart murder trial: SLO Sheriff’s officials describe searches and wiretapping of Flores Family

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. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department officials and a professional dog handler testified in the People v. Flores murder trial on Tuesday regarding searches they conducted in recent years of the […]

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Neighbor, tenant, detective and more testify about what they’ve seen at Ruben Flores’ home

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. Court proceedings for the People v. Flores trial resumed on Monday after an early Friday release, when Judge Jennifer O’Keefe ended proceedings early in the morning due to an undisclosed evidence […]

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Questioning of cadaver dog handlers picks up in Kristin Smart murder case

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. Two professional dog handlers for human-remains detection took the stand on Tuesday in the People v. Flores murder trial. Paul Flores, 45, is being charged with the murder of Kristin Smart. […]

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Defense attorney attacks credibility of cadaver dog alerts in Paul Flores’ dorm

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. The People v. Flores murder trial continued Monday with the cross examinations of two people involved in the investigation of Kristin Smart’s 1996 disappearance. Paul Flores, 45, is being charged with […]

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Investigator returns for third testimony in People v. Flores trial

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. Judge Jennifer O’Keefe started Friday’s hearing by addressing an email sent Thursday announcing a COVID-19 outbreak among trial participants, with three cases in one week. There is no evidence of transmission […]

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Kristin Smart murder trial: Recorded 1996 interview reveals Paul Flores advised by parents to not speak with investigators

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. Only Paul Flores’ jury was present Thursday for the 14th day of the People v. Flores trial. Retired investigator for the District Attorney’s office, William “Bill” Hanley, testified about his two […]

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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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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 […]