Still Missing CA - Kristin Smart, 19, San Luis Obispo, 25 May 1996 *arrests* #2

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  1. Seattle1

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    Matt Fountain@MattFountain1


    The Smart family filed this statement April 16 to the court re: Paul & Ruben Flores' bail: "Given the charges filed against him that he murdered our daughter, sought and received help from his father, Ruben, and then the two collaborated ...

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    " ... to hide her and deny any knowledge of their actions for the next 25 years is simply reprehensible. This is not how mature, responsible adults act!" Attahed to bail report. Hearing to begin soon.

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    Matt Fountain @MattFountain1 7m
    The Smart family filed this statement April 16 to the court re: Paul & Ruben Flores' bail: "Given the charges filed against him that he murdered our daughter, sought and received help from his father, Ruben, and then the two collaborated ...

    Matt Fountain @MattFountain1 6m

    " ... to hide her and deny any knowledge of their actions for the next 25 years is simply reprehensible. This is not how mature, responsible adults act!" Attahed to bail report. Hearing to begin soon.
     
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    I see RF in there now. Things must be close to starting
     
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    Judge has arrived. Streaming issues resolved.
     
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    Judge is in the courtroom and it's starting now.
     
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    Both Paul and Ruben Flores have pled Not Guilty.
     
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    Megan Healy @MeganHealyTV 1m
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    Paul Flores’s attorney is requesting to lower bail which is currently set at no bail. His attorney says that Paul is not a flight risk and not a risk to the public
     
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    No bail for Paul Flores!
     
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    Megan Healy @MeganHealyTV 5m
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    Prosecutor says Paul failed to appear for a felony DUI hearing out of LA county in 2007. He also argues that Paul is currently facing felony charges out of San Pedro for his February arrest for being in possession of a firearm as a felon

    Megan Healy @MeganHealyTV 1m
    Judge van Rooyen says evidence shows that releasing the Flores’ would pose risk to the public. Judge moves to keep Paul in jail until trial. Bail stays at no bail. @KSBY
     
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    Megan Healy @MeganHealyTV 5m
    Prosecutors are asking for higher bail for Ruben Flores... Harold Mesick (Ruben’s attorney) argues Ruben is an active community member in the Five Cities Area and says his age and medical history (just had triple bypass heart surgery) would warrant lower bail
     
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    Matt Fountain @MattFountain1 3m
    DA's Office says maximum sentence for Ruben Flores is 3 yrs. That max sentence could be served before a trial even starts if the 80-yo's kept in custody, judge notes.

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    Paul Flores will remain in SLO County Jail without bail, judge rules.

    Matt Fountain @MattFountain1 9m
    DDA in case reveals that Paul Flores has several DUIs, including a felony DUI in LA in 2007. He had one failure to appear a court hearing in 1996, which his attorney says was before Smart's disappearance.
     
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    Ruben has remained crime free and have never been charged with a crime. But Deputy DA Peuvrelle argues Ruben has been engaged in “felonious crimes of being an accessory after the fact to murder”
     
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    Megan Healy @MeganHealyTV 3m
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    Judge van Rooyen moves to release Ruben Flores saying Ruben could serve out the maximum sentence before trial if he stays in custody. Judge intends to release Ruben (with conditions) and on bail that he can afford. Judge says Ruben is not a flight risk or danger to public

    Megan Healy @MeganHealyTV 1m
    Once Ruben posts bail, he could be electronically monitored with an ankle bracelet and ordered not to leave the county. Attorneys will reconvene next Wednesday to set what Ruben can “afford” as bail
     
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    Judge van Rooyen says he does intend to allow bail for Ruben Flores, who he notes recent state law requires there be a public safety risk proven to keep without or with high bail. Suggests electronic monitoring.
     
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    Did I hear correctly? Among those reasons Attorney Mesick gave to support his claim that Ruben Flores is an upstanding citizen deserving of either the specified $250,000 or lower bail is that he was "a reserve officer with the Redondo PD."

    Redondo Beach is immediately west of Torrance, which is the community in which the Flores family lived before moving to Arroyo Grande in 1991. It was in the community of Torrance that PF one-foot head stomped a fellow middle-schooler and put him in the hospital for five days.

    ETA: For that violent and harmful act, PF received 3 days suspension from school (according to Your Own Backyard podcast).
     
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    Matt Fountain @MattFountain1 10m
    Judge van Rooyen says he does intend to allow bail for Ruben Flores, who he notes recent state law requires there be a public safety risk proven to keep without or with high bail. Suggests electronic monitoring.

    Matt Fountain @MattFountain1 5m
    Hearing set Wednesday to continue Ruben Flores' bail situation after an assessment of his finances.
     
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    Megan Healy @MeganHealyTV 6m
    Pre-preliminary hearing set for May 17 at 1:30pm. Preliminary hearing is set on July 6th at 8:30am for Paul Flores murder trial. Ruben and his attorney will appear in court next Wednesday to discuss reduced bail and conditional release for Ruben

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