Paul Flores assaulted first day in general population at prison

August 24, 2023

Paul Flores


Paul Flores, the man convicted of killing Cal Poly San Luis Obispo coed Kristin Smart,was stabbed in the neck during his first day in the general population at Pleasant Valley State Prison.

After less than a week at the state prison in Coalinga, on Wednesday prison staff placed Flores in the general population. Shortly afterwards, an assault left him in serious condition.

Emergency medical personnel airlifted the inmate to a hospital in the Fresno area. Flores is now listed in fair condition, according to his attorney Harold Mesick.

Flores murdered Smart in 1996 during an attempted rape following a Cal Poly frat party. After the party, Flores helped escort Smart, who was found passed out on a lawn outside the party, back to her dorm room. She was never seen again.

During a 2020 raid of Flores’ San Pedro home, deputies discovered multiple rape videos with titles including, “Drugged and raped while passed out” and “Blonde high school girl in skirt gets raped.” Investigators also found two bottles of date rape drugs in Flores’ home, prosecutors said.

In a file labeled “practice,” Flores stored homemade rape videos of himself having sex and sodomizing women.

Kristin Smart

For decades, women accused Paul Flores of sexual assaults, though it wasn’t until his 2022 murder trial that an alleged victim testified about a rape in court. Two woman testified that Flores drugged and then raped them.

In March 2023, Monterey County Superior Court Judge Jennifer O’Keefe sentenced Flores to 25 years to life in prison.

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I just hope he now feels a fraction of the fear he inflicted on others.

Well, clearly the perp did not pass Shiving 101 during his prison orientation course.

I just cannot get over why the parents are not in prison. This guy was doing these sick things as a teenager. His parents created this monster and they walk around free. I can’t help but think that a body would’ve assured a conviction of both parents. Why did the DA move on this case after all this time? Everybody is so busy patting eachother on the back while the accomplice(s) walk free and the poor family still doesn’t know where their daughter is. The whole thing stinks and nobody got the answers or justice they were looking for. If he is killed in Pleasant Valley nobody will ever know. That must be excruciatingly painful for the Smart family. Seems like their only hope is the amateur podcaster.

His parents would be in prison if law enforcement actually monitored Ruben’s house after they first searched it, as they would have caught them and an accomplice digging up and moving Kristin’s body. Huge lost opportunity to put three more scumbags behind bars.

schadenfreude …served cold.

Measure for measure.

The problem is no matter how much he suffers it will never approach a fraction of the suffering he caused.

But it could end the taxpayers having to pay for his food and medical care which is better than many of our homeless veterans get, I for one would rather see my money go to help our veterans.

It’s so awful it took this long for him to be stopped. What a monster.

Hopefully he is suffering greatly.