If you’ve been reading along with Chris Lamberts updates on the Kristin Smart case against Paul and Ruben Flores you know that Chris Lambert (the host of the Your Own Backyard podcast) got called to testify which meant that halted all writing and reporting he was able to do for anyone trying to follow the preliminary hearing on his blog Hallway Blog. You can still find the first 6 days on the blog but after that was when he had to halt all reporting.
They are thinking that the prelims are to last the whole month of August and it’s unknown at the time if Chris Lambert will be back to report on his blog or not – but after some googling I was about to find a few things they have talked about since his reporting has halted.
- According to an article on KSBY they said that one of the cadaver dogs, Cholla, gave one of the strongest alerts the handlers have ever seen when searching Paul’s dorm room. Specifically the mattress and the desk.
- After re-searching the whole building and removing the mattress the dog was brought back into the room and hit on the bed frame and desk again.
- Another article posted by KSBY talked about how a witness stated she had heard Paul Flores discuss Kristin and was quoted saying “Hudson says she was hanging out with a group of people in June of 1996 when they heard a public announcement on the radio asking for information about Kristin Smart’s disappearance. She says Paul used a derogatory term to refer to Kristin and said, “I’m done playing with her and I put her out underneath my ramp in Huasna.”
- Hudson asked their friend about it to be sure but the friend told Hudson that “Paul told tales all the time” and not to worry about it.
Following the preliminary hearing – that again will most likely last the whole month of August – the judge will decide whether there is enough evidence in the case against Paul and Ruben to move forward to trial.
Which we are hoping is the case.
TO FOLLOW THIS CASE while Chris Lamberts blogging / reporting is on hold you can follow KSBY’s Megan Healy since she is in the courtroom and will have updates on KSBY.com as they become available.
AS USUAL if you have any information on the case please head to kristinsmart.org or yourownbackyardpodcast.com and report them there – and please feel free do donate to the Kristin Smart Scholarship to honor and remember Kristin.