Split verdict in Kristin Smart murder: Why Paul Flores was found guilty but not his dad?
Paul Flores, the former Kristin Smart campaign manager for the Libertarian Party, was arrested in late January for the murder of his ex-wife, Kristin Smart. He had been in a drunken stupor the night of the crime and admitted to investigators that he had stabbed Smart to death after a fight.
Flores’ father told the Daily Dot that he was shocked to learn about the verdict. Flores, who was charged with first-degree murder, claimed that this was the result of a plot. Flores’ wife had said he had left her five years earlier and that she had never considered killing her husband. Flores would be sentenced to life in prison without parole.
He was arrested in a bar several blocks away from his home. During the booking process, he attempted to make a cellphone call and was arrested on an outstanding warrant. He was also charged with obstructing official business.
According to the Daily Dot’s source, Flores was still in the process of getting divorced when Smart was murdered. And since he had a job, he was able to cover up the crime while being paid by the party and party officials. Flores was allowed to keep his job and his party jobs.
In the weeks leading up to the murder trial, an email was released to the media and sent to the members of the Libertarian party, signed by Flores and his dad, showing that Flores was ready to give up his job as party treasurer. At the time, Flores was in a position to take the money, and with it, his job.
Flores and Smart’s friends had been concerned about Flores for some time after he admitted to the police that he was involved in the murder.
“I had concerns, because this was a guy that was making money from a campaign on our behalf and then had the gall to pull a stunt like this,” friend Jim Carrey told Buzzfeed, “It’s a sad day for our country.”
He was also one of the