Civil Complaint Filed Against Ruben Flores

James Murphy filed a lawsuit on behalf of Stan and Denise Smart against Ruben Flores and 2 accomplices through their actions in removing the remains of Kristin Smart from the original location of 710 Whitecourt to an undisclosed location.  These acts of viciousness, depravity and cruelty have caused severe emotional distress to the Smart family. Below is a link to a copy of the original civil lawsuit filing.  

Smart Family Statement

Smart Family Statement Regarding Today’s Arrest by San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Department: For over twenty-four years, we have waited for this bittersweet day.  It is impossible to put into words what this day means for our family; we pray it is the first step to bringing our daughter home.  While Kristin’s loving spirit will always live in our hearts, our life without her hugs, laughs and smiles is a heartache that never abates.  The knowledge that a father and son, despite our desperate…

Seeking Justice for Kristin

James R. Murphy, Jr., A Law Corporation is encouraged by and grateful to the San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Department who have exerted a heroic effort to bring Paul Flores and Ruben Flores to justice.  We believe that now is the time for the San Luis Obispo District Attorney to criminally prosecute everyone and anyone who was involved in Kristin’s disappearance. We hope that the decades long investigation undertaken by the Sheriff’s Department, the District Attorneys’ Office, the Smart family, and…

Ruben Flores Deposition

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6RHTR_ryLw Early this week the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department barricaded the road leading to the residence of Ruben Flores, the father of Paul Flores, the suspected killer of Kristin Smart. Ruben Flores lives at a home at 710 White Court, Arroyo Grande, California. The property was searched by the Sheriff’s Department; in addition, cadaver dogs and ground penetrating radar were employed to locate the remains of Kristin Smart.  Last month, Paul Flores was arrested on felony gun charges…

Paul Flores Arrested for Felony Weapons Charges

Paul’s recent arrest and the interest it has generated in Kristin’s disappearance, gives us hope that all the hard work undertaken by Kristin’s family, the San Luis Obispo Sherriff’s department and all community members and law enforcement officials who have donated their time to uncovering the truth about Kristin’s disappearance, is not in vain. My office has been working for more than 24 years to bring justice to the Smart family, and any action taken by law enforcement which serves…

Smart v. Flores

Kristin Denise Smart disappeared from the Cal Poly campus on May 25, 1996 and has not been seen or heard from since. Kristin was last seen walking home from an off-campus party in the company of another student, Paul Flores. Kristin was 19 years old at the time of her disappearance. Her case drew national media attention and has been featured in People Magazine and numerous television shows. The firm has represented the Smart family since 1996, on a pro…

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