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Watch: Students react to the Kristin Smart verdict
26 years after Cal Poly freshman Kristin Smart went missing, Paul Flores was found guilty of first degree murder. Shortly after news of the verdict came out, Mustang News reporter Ethan Telles spoke with students on campus about the case.
MN Now: October 24, 2022
Mustang News reporter Avery Elowitt brings you the top stories from last week.
Kristin Smart murder trial: Closing statements begin on behalf of Paul Flores and the prosecution
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. Closing statements for the Kristin Smart murder trial began on Monday, following the conclusion of the presentation of evidence last week. Prosecutor Christopher Peuvrelle gave his statement to Paul Flores’ jury […]
MN NOW: September 30, 2022
MNTV News Director Brady Caskey brings you the top stories you need to know this week.
Kristin Smart case update: Pretrial begins June 6, trial set for July
The Kristin Smart murder case – People v. Flores – is set to begin pretrial motions in Monterey County on June 6, according to an online court calendar. The trial will now begin July 6, after being pushed back about a month later than anticipated. Presiding Judge Craig van Rooyen ruled to move forward with […]
Flores’ trial for murder of Kristin Smart moved to Monterey County
The trial of Paul and Ruben Flores is being moved to Monterey County after Judge Craig van Rooyen decided that the trial would not be fair and impartial in San Luis Obispo County. All parties discussed the possibility of two counties being available for trial, ultimately choosing Monterey. van Rooyen said he reached out to […]
San Luis Obispo County will no longer hold trial of Flores’ for murder of Kristin Smart
Paul and Ruben Flores’ murder trial will not take place in San Luis Obispo County, presiding judge Craig van Rooyen ruled earlier Wednesday morning. The reasoning for van Rooyen’s decision was mostly attributed to the notoriety of the case in the county. He said that there is a reasonable likelihood that the Flores’ will not […]
Paul Flores’ attorney to request change of venue in Kristin Smart trial
Paul and Ruben Flores’ council are planning to propose a motion for a change of venue, requesting the trial of the Flores’ at a court not in San Luis Obispo County. Presiding Judge Craig van Rooyen discussed the planning for the motion at a pre-trial conference on Wednesday. The court will reconvene on March 30 […]
Flores’ motion to dismiss the ruling to go to trial for murder of Kristin Smart denied
Paul and Ruben Flores’ defense’s motion to dismiss their case, preventing it from going to trial, was denied at a Jan. 21 hearing. Paul and Ruben Flores are being tried for the murder and accessory to the murder, respectively, of former Cal Poly student Kristin Smart. Smart disappeared on May 25, 1996 after walking back […]
Paul and Ruben Flores’ trial for murder of Kristin Smart to start April 25
Paul and Ruben Flores both pleaded not guilty this morning to the murder and accessory to the murder of Kristin Smart, respectively. Presiding Judge Craig van Rooyen set the date of the trial to start on April 25. A hearing date for a pre-trial conference has been set for 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 6. […]