SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- A justice has denied a prosecutor's bid to record rape charges against the antheral accused of sidesplitting California assemblage pupil Kristin Smart, who went missing 25 years ago.
The San Luis Obispo territory attorney's bureau had sought to adhd 2 rape charges - for offenses they accidental were committed successful Los Angeles County aft Smart disappeared - to the ailment filed against Paul Flores successful Smart's death, KEYT reported Wednesday.
The justice ruled against the DA's question and scheduled a preliminary proceeding successful the execution lawsuit for Aug. 2, according to the San Luis Obispo Tribune.
Paul Flores, present 44, was the past idiosyncratic seen with Smart connected May 25, 1996, astatine California Polytechnic State University successful San Luis Obispo, wherever they were some freshmen. Prosecutors said helium killed Smart portion trying to rape her successful his dorm country aft helium had agreed to locomotion her location from a party, wherever she had gotten intoxicated.
Her assemblage has ne'er been found.
Paul Flores' father, Ruben Flores, has pleaded not blameworthy to accessory aft execution successful Smart's death. The begetter and lad were arrested successful April aft investigators astatine the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department recovered "biological evidence" indicating Smart was erstwhile buried nether Ruben Flores' platform down his location successful Arroyo Grande.
Attorneys for the Floreses person denied that their clients committed immoderate wrongdoing. A lawyer for Paul Flores connected Wednesday called the prosecution's effort to adhd the rape charges a "publicity stunt," according to KEYT.
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