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In a courtroom in Salinas, Calif., on Tuesday, a jury rendered a verdict in one of California’s most enduring murder mysteries.
The panel found Paul Flores guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo student Kristin Smart, who went missing more than two decades ago but whose body has never been found.
Minutes later, a second jury acquitted his father, Ruben Flores, of charges that the 81-year-old helped his son cover up the crime.
While both cases were presented in the same courtroom, they were different in many ways, which could account for the different verdicts.