A jury on Tuesday found Paul Flores guilty of the first-degree murder of Kristin Smart following a three-month trial at a court docket in Salinas, California. Good disappeared from Cal Poly, the place she was a scholar, in 1996.
Flores was the first individual of curiosity within the investigation from nearly the start.
A separate however concurrent trial by one other jury discovered his father, Ruben Flores, not guilty of being an adjunct after the very fact to the homicide. He was accused of serving to Paul Flores conceal the physique for the previous 26 years.
Curiosity within the chilly case was reignited by 2019 podcast Your Own Backyard, by which Chris Lambert interviewed witnesses and carried out an investigation that was adopted by the arrests of Paul and Ruben Flores in April 2021.
Good disappeared after attending an off-campus get together through the Memorial Day weekend in 1996 and was final seen with Paul Flores. Good’s stays have by no means been discovered.
Flores awaits sentencing.