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October 26th, 2021

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Fine Points of the Law

News of the Weird

By News of the Weird

Published Sept. 20, 2021

Fine Points of the Law

Paul Flores, 44, of San Pedro, California, is facing the court for the 1996 disappearance and murder of Kristin Smart, Yahoo News reported.

On Aug. 11, Bob Sanger, Flores' attorney, filed a motion requesting a hearing to recuse the entire district attorney's office.

Sanger argued that prosecutors have a conflict of interest because they've been wearing purple clothing during the hearing, which was Smart's favorite color. He also said the victim witness coordinator has been sending a "prejudicial message" to witnesses that the DA's office is on Smart's side.

Specifically, Sanger said, Detective Clint Cole had worn a purple tie every day of the hearing.

Sanger's motion will be heard on Aug. 25. [Yahoo News, 8/14/2021]