California man gets 25 years to life for 1996 murder of student Kristin Smart

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By Steve Gorman (Reuters) -More than a quarter-century after college freshman Kristin Smart vanished in what became one of California’s most notorious unsolved crimes, the man ultimately convicted of killing her was sentenced on Friday to serve 25 years to life in prison. The prison term imposed on Smart’s one-time classmate, Paul Flores, the maximum sentence under California’s current penal system, was announced by the San Luis Obispo County district attorney in a statement. “Today, our criminal and victim justice system has finally delivered justice for Kristin Smart,” District Attorney Dan …

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