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Kristin Smart's Murderer Attacked in Prison, Again

Paul Flores was stabbed for 2nd time

(Newser) - Paul Flores, the convicted killer of college student Kristin Smart, was stabbed Wednesday at a California prison, the second time he has been attacked by a fellow inmate in the past year, officials said. Staff witnessed the stabbing shortly before 3:30pm in the recreation yard at Pleasant Valley State...

Family of Kristin Smart Sue University Over Murder

They say California Polytechnic State University had reports of her killer's disturbing behavior

(Newser) - The family of a California college student who vanished nearly three decades ago sued the school on Thursday, alleging it contributed to Kristin Smart's murder through negligence. Smart, then 19, disappeared from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo on the state's scenic Central Coast over Memorial...

Prisoner Charged With Attacking Kristin Smart's Killer

Paul Flores was hospitalized in August in California

(Newser) - A twice-convicted murderer who allegedly attacked Paul Flores in a California prison in August has now been charged with attempted murder. Jason Richard Budrow, 43, is also charged with counts involving crimes by a prisoner and possessing a weapon, as well as enhancements for great bodily injury, the AP reports....

Paul Flores Guilty of Murdering Kristin Smart
Paul Flores Guilty of
Murdering Kristin Smart

Paul Flores Guilty of Murdering Kristin Smart

Father Ruben Flores found not guilty of being an accessory after the fact in 1996 murder

(Newser) - This story has been updated with the verdict for Ruben Flores. More than 26 years after Kristin Smart disappeared from a university campus in California, longtime suspect Paul Flores has been found guilty of her murder. The jury deliberated for four days before finding the 45-year-old guilty of willful, premeditated...

With Kristin Smart's Body Still Missing, Murder Trial Begins

Paul Flores accused of her 1996 murder

(Newser) - The smiling face of Kristin Smart still looks out from a billboard in front of attorney James Murphy Jr.’s law office more than 25 years after the college freshman vanished from a campus on California's picturesque central coast. It once offered a $75,000 reward to help...

Father, Son Will Stand Trial in Kristin Smart Case

Paul Flores allegedly killed student in 1996

(Newser) - In the 25 years since Kristin Smart disappeared, the last person seen with her has been described as a person of interest, then a suspect, then a prime suspect, per the Los Angeles Times . Now, Paul Flores will be a defendant in a murder trial. San Luis Obispo Superior Court...

Document: Kristin Smart Was Once Buried at Flores' Home

Investigators allege biological evidence was found at Ruben Flores' home

(Newser) - A California college student missing for nearly 25 years was once buried in the backyard of the home owned by the murder suspect's father, authorities said in a court document filed before bail arguments Monday in San Luis Obispo Superior Court. The document was posted on social media by...

Kristin Smart Case Cracked Thanks to Shy Podcaster

Chris Lambert spoke to overlooked witnesses on 'Your Own Backyard'

(Newser) - Chris Lambert would like to get back to making music but he can't seem to stop chasing a ghost that has haunted him for nearly 25 years. A billboard on the side of the road on California's Central Coast led him on a detour three years ago from...

Paul Flores Allegedly Killed Kristin Smart in His Dorm Room

San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow speaks about the case

(Newser) - Tuesday brought big arrests in the 1996 disappearance of Kristin Smart. Wednesday brought the prosecution's theory of the crime. San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow alleged Paul Flores, a fellow student who was the last person seen with Smart and has been the main suspect all these...

Father, Son Held in 1996 Kristin Smart Slaying

Fellow student Paul Flores has always been the main suspect

(Newser) - Authorities in California have taken two men into custody in the 1996 disappearance of a college student—one of whom has been the prime suspect in the case the whole time. Paul Flores, then a fellow student, was the last person to see Kristin Smart alive, police said, after she...

Home of Suspect's Dad Searched in Kristin Smart Case

Cadaver dogs, ground-penetrating radar were to be used

(Newser) - On May 25, it will be a quarter-century since the last time Kristin Smart was seen—and new developments in the California missing persons case continue to roll in. On Monday, authorities served a search warrant at the home of Ruben Flores in Arroyo Grande, the San Luis Obispo Tribune...

Home Raided Again in Kristin Smart Case

Police say more 'items of interest' removed

(Newser) - The home of a former classmate of long-missing California student Kristin Smart was searched for a second time Wednesday, investigators say. The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office says a search warrant was served at the home of Paul Flores, who is believed to have been the last person...

'Items of Interest' Found in Case of Long-Missing Student

Authorities searched California home of last person to see Kristin Smart

(Newser) - A breakthrough could be near in the case of Kristin Smart, a Cal Poly student who vanished after attending an off-campus party almost 24 years ago. The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office says "items of interest" were recovered Wednesday after search warrants were served at four locations...

Vanished Cal Poly Student May Be Buried on Campus

Police aim to find Kristin Smart's remains

(Newser) - Police in San Luis Obispo, Calif., are following the "most promising lead we've had in years" in the hopes of finding some trace of a California Polytechnic State University freshman who vanished 20 years ago. Human decomposition dogs "and other information" led police and the FBI to...

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