Articles Tagged With ‘Kristin Smart’




Kristin Smart’s killer ordered to pay restitution

By KAREN VELIE A judge on Monday ordered Paul Flores, the man convicted of killing Cal Poly coed Kristin Smart in 1996, to pay more than $350,000 in restitution to her family for costs they incurred following her death. In... (Continue reading)

Paul Flores moves prisons following two attacks

By KAREN VELIE Following two brutal attacks, corrections officials transferred convicted Kristin Smart killer Paul Flores from a prison in Colinga to another Central Valley facility, California State Prison in Corcoran. In Oct. 2022, a Monterey County jury found Flores... (Continue reading)

Paul Flores’ second assailant has a history of attacking other inmates

By KAREN VELIE Danny Araujo, a 35-year-old prisoner who has repeatedly attacked other inmates with shanks, allegedly attempted to kill Paul Flores at Pleasant Valley State Prison. Flores is serving a 25 to life sentence for the 1996 murder of... (Continue reading)

Paul Flores attacked in prison, again

By KAREN VELIE Paul Fores was attacked yesterday at Pleasant Valley State Prison and taken to a hospital with non-life threatening wounds, his second serious assault in less than a year. In Aug, 2023, Jason Budrow, a prisoner who killed... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly rejects Kristin Smart family’s wrongful death lawsuit

By KAREN VELIE In an attempt to get the San Luis Obispo Superior Court to toss a lawsuit accusing Cal Poly of wrongful death, negligence and negligent infliction of emotional distress in the death of Kristin Smart, the university filed... (Continue reading)

Kristin Smarts’ family files wrongful death lawsuit against Cal Poly

By KAREN VELIE The family of Kristin Smart filed a lawsuit on Thursday against Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo for wrongful death, negligence and negligent infliction of emotional distress, according to the suit. Paul Flores murdered Smart during an... (Continue reading)

Paul Flores’ assailant murdered previous cellmate, the I-5 Strangler

By KAREN VELIE Jason Budrow,  a prisoner who killed a former cellmate, allegedly attempted to kill Paul Flores in late August at Pleasant Valley State Prison. Flores is serving a 25 to life sentence for the 1996 murder of Kristin... (Continue reading)

Paul Flores attends first court visit since brutal attack

By KAREN VELIE Paul Flores, the man convicted of murdering a Cal Poly coed, was in court on Thursday for the first time since an inmate stabbed him in the neck last month. There were no visible injuries on the... (Continue reading)

Paul Flores assaulted first day in general population at prison

By KAREN VELIE 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... (Continue reading)

Paul Flores attacked in prison, condition not public

By KAREN VELIE Update: Paul Flores was airlifted to a hospital after he was stabbed in the neck or his throat was cut. Paul Fores was attacked today at Pleasant Valley State Prison and airlifted to a hospital. He was... (Continue reading)