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Paul, Ruben Flores due back in court Monday

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Posted at 7:56 AM, Jun 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-21 14:35:23-04

The father and son arrested in connection with the 1996 disappearance of Cal Poly student Kristin Smart are due back in court Monday.

The pre-preliminary hearing for Paul and Ruben Flores is scheduled to take place via Zoom at 1:30 p.m.

Paul, 44, is being held without bail and is charged with murder. His father Ruben, 80, is charged with accessory after the fact.

They've both pleaded not guilty.

The preliminary hearing is scheduled to begin July 6 and is expected to take up to 12 days.

The issue of whether or not cameras will be allowed at that hearing is expected to be up for discussion on Monday.

KSBY is following Monday’s hearing in department 7 and will have more on KSBY News at 5 and 6 p.m. and on