Kristin Smart 2-Juries Murder Case Begins July 6

More than 1,500 Monterey County residents will receive jury duties in the coming weeks as a high-profile out-of-area trial is expected to begin. Video player | The pre-trial hearings begin Monday in the murder case of Kristin Smart. The trial of her accused murderer, Paul Flores, and his father Ruben Flores, who is charged with complicity, was moved to Monterey County after a judge ruled that the father and son were unable to access the process. due process in San Luis Obispo County. The first in a number of preliminary investigations began Monday morning in the Salinas courtroom regarding the high-profile murder case of Kristin Smart, the Cal Poly student who disappeared in 1996 after leaving an off-campus party. Paul Flores and Ruben Flores are facing separate trials. , which means that two juries will be selected. It was announced Monday that each jury will have eight deputies, so a total of 40 people will be selected for jury duty. If all goes according to plan, jury selection will begin on June 20, opening statements will be heard on July 6, and prosecutors will present their evidence from July 7. The trial is expected to last through October.

More than 1,500 Monterey County residents will receive jury duties in the coming weeks as a high-profile out-of-area trial is expected to begin.

Video player | Pre-trial hearings begin Monday in Kristin Smart’s murder trial

The trial of her accused murderer, Paul Flores, and his father Ruben Flores, who is charged with complicity, was moved to Monterey County after a judge ruled the father and son could not get a fair trial in San Luis Obispo County.

The first in a number of preliminary investigations began Monday morning in the Salinas courtroom regarding the high-profile murder case of Kristin Smart, the Cal Poly student who disappeared in 1996 after leaving an off-campus party.

Paul Flores and Ruben Flores will have separate processes, which means that two juries will be selected. It was announced Monday that each jury will have eight deputies, so a total of 40 people will be selected for jury duty.

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If all goes according to plan, jury selection will begin on June 20, opening statements will be heard on July 6, and prosecutors will present their evidence from July 7. The trial is expected to last through October.

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