The murder trial in connection with the presumed death of Califonia student Kristin Smart was inexplicably postponed due to a health issue.
According to NBC 6, no other explanation was given but the trial is expected to continue on Thursday. Court officials reportedly wouldn’t elaborate further.
Paul Flores, who attended school at California Polytechnic Stae University with 19-year-old Smart in 1996, stands accused of her murder. Flores’ father, Ruben, 81, is facing charges of helping his son hide Smart’s body.
The case went unsolved for over 20 years until the suspects were arrested in 2021, after investigators searched Ruben Flores’ home multiple times. Investigators believe Paul Flores killed Smart at the college before hiding her body under Ruben’s shed.
The story is developing. Check back for updates.
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[Feature Photo: Kristin Smart/Handout