Articles Tagged With ‘Paul Flores’




Errors at lab used in Kristin Smart case not likely to impact Flores

By KAREN VELIE Hundreds of cases could be upended because of an error at the lab that conducted DNA and blood evidence tests in the Kristin Smart case. However, it is unlikely to factor into Paul Fores’ murder conviction. In... (Continue reading)

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)

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 moved to prison in Fresno County

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Corrections officials have transferred convicted Kristin Smart killer Paul Flores from a prison in Kern County to another Central Valley facility, Pleasant Valley State Prison in Coalinga.  Following his April 2021 arrest for Smart’s murder, Flores spent... (Continue reading)

Mesick steps in as Paul Flores’ attorney

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo based attorney Harold Mesick is planning to represent Paul Flores during an upcoming restitution hearing, contingent on the man convicted of murdering a Cal Poly coed agreeing to waive a conflict of interest. In... (Continue reading)