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…

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…

48 Hours – Kristin Smart

A popular true crime television show delved into the disappearance of Kristin Smart, a Cal Poly freshman who went missing in 1996.  This episode featured interviews with the Kristin’s sister, her friends, Chris Lambert, Sheriff Ian Parkinson, James Murphy and Garin Sinclair.