On Tuesday, a former classmate of Kristin Smart was convicted guilty of first-degree murder in her killing.

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Smart was a college freshman from California whose 1996 disappearance had long been

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One of the most dramatic unsolved murders in the state.

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At the conclusion of a three-month trial

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A 12-member jury found Paul Flores, 45, guilty in Monterey County Superior Court. 

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In April of last year, he was detained and charged in relation to Smart's passing.

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If found guilty on December 9, 2022

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Flores may get a sentence of up to life in prison.

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