The person convicted of killing fellow faculty pupil Kristin Good in 1996 was sentenced to 25 years to life in jail with out parole Friday in a California courtroom, in keeping with CNN affiliate KSBY.
Paul Flores, 46, was discovered responsible in October of the first-degree homicide of Good, whose physique has by no means been positioned.
Good vanished in Could 1996, when she and Flores have been each attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in central California. Flores was the final particular person to see Good alive and prosecutors argued he raped or tried to rape Good after which killed her in his dorm room.
Good’s disappearance rattled the city of San Luis Obispo, with little progress being made within the case for greater than 20 years. Good was declared useless by authorities in 2002.
A podcast launched in 2019 from journalist Chris Lambert titled “Your Personal Yard” then introduced renewed consideration to Good and her household’s plight, which her household later credited for shining a highlight “in our darkest hours by sharing Kristin’s voice and story.”
In 2021, new proof led authorities to arrest Flores and his father, Ruben Flores, in reference to Good’s demise. Investigators at Ruben Flores’ house used ground-penetrating radar, dug on the property utilizing hand instruments and recovered objects as proof, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Workplace informed CNN on the time.
Prosecutors accused Flores’ father of helping with transferring Good’s physique to his house in Arroyo Grande and hiding her stays beneath his deck for a time frame. A jury later discovered Ruben Flores not responsible of being an adjunct to Good’s homicide.
Following Paul’s conviction and Ruben’s acquittal on October 18, 2022, Good’s household expressed combined feelings and thanked prosecutors and investigators for his or her efforts.
“With out Kristin, there isn’t a pleasure or victory with this verdict, everyone knows it didn’t must be this fashion,” an announcement from the Good household learn. “After 26 years, with at this time’s break up verdicts, we discovered that our quest for justice for Kristin will proceed.”