Still Missing CA - Kristin Smart - San Luis Obispo - *Arrests* - #4 *Guilty*

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Friday, October 7th:
*Trial continues (Day 36)-VERDICT WATCH! (@ 8:30am PT) - CA - Kristin Denise Smart (19) (missing May 25, 1996 while walking back to her dorm from a off campus frat party at Cal Poly, reported missing on May 26, 1996, San Luis Obispo, still missing; legally declared dead on May 25, 2002) – *Paul Ruben Flores (19 @ time of crime/44/now 45) arrested (4/13/21), charged (4/14/21) & arraigned (10/20/21) with 1st degree murder. Plead not guilty. No bond.
*Ruben Ricardo Flores (55 @ time of crime/80/now 81) arrested (4/13/21), charged (4/14/21) & arraigned (10/20/21) with accessory to murder after the fact. Plead not guilty. $250K bond. Bond was lower to $50K. Has posted bond (4/22/21), out of jail.
Trial began on 7/18/22 with opening statements for Paul in am & Ruben in pm (which was continued on 7/21/22). State rested their case on 9/20/22. Defense started presenting their case on 9/21/22 & rested their case on 9/27/22. Rebuttal on 9/29/22. Closing arguments begin on 10/3/22 for Paul’s jury & on 10/4/22 for Ruben’s jury.
Paul’s attorney Robert Sanger & Ruben’s is Harold V. Mesick. Prosecutor is Christopher Peuvrelle. Judge Jennifer O’Keefe presiding.
Trial has been moved from San Luis Obispo County to Monterey County in Salinas. For 2 juries each: 12 jurors & 8 alternates; Paul’s: 8 men & 12 women & Ruben’s: 9 men & 10 women (still waiting for correction). 8/4/22: Another juror from Ruben's jury is out this morning & an alternate was sworn in to replace them. So now the count is correct at 19. 8/10/22: Sick juror did not return, alternate sworn in. Paul’s: 7 men & 12 women & Ruben’s: 9 men & 10 women. (a guess on genders). Paul Jury: 10/4/22 Deliberations: ~3pm-5pm (2 hours). 10/5/22: ~8hours; Total: ~10 hours. 10/6/22: ~8 hours. Total ~18 hours. Ruben Jury: 10/5/22 Deliberations: ~1:43pm-5pm (~3 hours 15 mins). 10/6/22: ~8 hours. Total: ~11 hours 15 mins.

Case & court info from 5/17/21 thru 7/19/22 & Trial Day 1-34 (7/18 to 10/5/22, no court on 9/28), Closing argument Day 1-3 (10/3 to 10/5/22) reference post #414 here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/ca-kristin-smart-san-luis-obispo-arrests-4.635475/page-21

10/5/22 Wednesday, Trail Day 34/Closing – Additional information. See posts #415 to 417 page 21. And Ruben’s jury sent out to deliberate at 1:43pm.
10/6/22 Thursday, Trial Day 35/Jury Deliberations continue. Paul: Day 3; Ruben: Day 2.
For more info see posts #427 here:
https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/ca-kristin-smart-san-luis-obispo-arrests-4.635475/page-22
Trial continues on 10/7/22 with both juries deliberating.
 
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