Paul Flores’ defense team is requesting his sentencing next month be delayed.
Flores’ attorney, Robert Sanger, filed the motion to continue the sentencing to a later, unspecific date, according to Monterey County Superior Court officials.
The motion will be heard at 9 a.m. Dec. 2, a week before the 46-year-old’s original Dec. 9 sentencing date.
Paul was convicted on Oct. 18 and is facing 25 years-to-life for the 1996 murder of Cal Poly freshman Kristin Smart, whose body has never been found.
Prosecutors alleged Ruben Flores helped his son cover up the crime, but a separate jury found him not guilty of accessory after the fact during the pair's dual jury trial, which began with opening statements in mid-July.
While Ruben spoke out just moments after being acquitted, a protective order was revised, prohibiting those still involved in Paul’s case from discussing any details not presented at trial with the public.