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Preliminary hearing in Kristin Smart case starts today. Catch up with the latest “Your Own Backyard” episodes

Content warning: This article discusses multiple forms of trauma, including rape. Survivors of such violence can access virtual confidential services through Cal Poly Safer’s website. Ahead of a preliminary hearing starting today, popular podcast “Your Own Backyard,” released a two-part episode this month detailing the criminalizing allegations against Paul and...
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Paul Flores To Face Judge In Preliminary Hearing In Kristin Smart Murder Case

SAN LUIS OBISPO (CBS13) – Paul Flores, the man charged in the death and disappearance of Kristin Smart, will face a judge Monday in a highly anticipated preliminary hearing where we will hear evidence and witness testimonies. The beginning of what’s expected to be a historic hearing is set to play out in a San Luis Obispo courtroom. All eyes will be on prosecutors who will try to prove the remains of Kristin Smart were buried under the arroyo grande home of Ruben Flores, Pauls’s 80-year-old father who is accused of being an accessory to murder. “The allegation against Ruben is that he...
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Preliminary hearing for Paul, Ruben Flores begins Monday

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Monday is day one of the preliminary hearing for Paul and Ruben Flores. The father and son are charged in connection with the 1996 disappearance of Cal Poly freshman Kristin Smart. Paul, 44, is charged with murder and is being held without bail. Ruben, 80,...

First time witnesses, evidence brought to court in first day of Flores' preliminary hearing

Witnesses took the stand today for the first time during the preliminary trial of Paul and Ruben Flores for the murder of Kristin Smart. The preliminary hearing is for the prosecution to show whether or not there is enough evidence for the case to go to trial. The 12 day hearing started Monday with witnesses questioned, including both of Kristin Smart's parents, Stan and Denise Smart.