Trial proceedings postponed due to ‘well being concern’; will resume on June 27
by Camille DeVaul
SAN LUIS OBISPO — As a result of well being considerations, the Flores trial proceedings are postponed till Monday, June 27.
Monterey County Courtroom officers introduced earlier this week, “The Flores trial proceedings are being postponed one week as a result of a well being concern amongst one of many trial members.”
Paul and Ruben Flores are charged in reference to the 1996 homicide and disappearance of Cal Poly pupil Kristin Sensible (19).
Sensible was final seen with Paul Flores leaving an off-campus celebration on Crandall Manner in San Luis Obispo on Might 25, 1996. Though her stays have by no means been discovered, Sensible was legally declared useless in 2002.
Beginning on June 13, over 1,500 Monterey County residents appeared in court docket for the jury choice course of. The pool of potential jurors answered a questionnaire with questions regarding what the jurors know in regards to the case and if they’ve any connection to legislation enforcement.
The court docket was to slender down the jurors to maneuver to the jury choice for Paul Flores on June 20, which has now been delayed one week. There isn’t a set date for when the jury choice will start for Ruben Flores.
Paul and Ruben Flores had been arrested at their houses in April 2021, practically 25 years after Sensible’s disappearance.
Paul is charged with Sensible’s homicide. His father, Ruben, is charged as an adjunct after the very fact, accused of serving to conceal Sensible’s physique. Information present that Paul is now within the custody of the Monterey County Jail. Ruben is presently out on bail.
Opening statements for the trial are nonetheless anticipated to start July 6, and the choose has indicated it might final into October.