Suspects, a father and son, plead not guilty in 1996 Kristin Smart murder case
A photo of San Luis Obispo student Kristin Smart on a missing person poster provided by the FBI is seeking information in the 1996 disappearance of the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, student. - FBI/ZUMA Wire/TNS

Nearly a week after their arrests in the 1996 disappearance of Cal Poly student Kristin Smart, Paul and Ruben Flores pleaded not guilty Monday in San Luis Obispo Superior Court to respective counts of murder and accessory. A judge also ruled that Paul Flores will remain in jail without bail and scheduled a hearing Wednesday to find out what, if any, bail amount Ruben Flores can afford given his assets. Ruben Flores’ bail is currently set at $250,000. Deputy District Attorney Chris Peuvrelle, the lead prosecutor in the case, had said last week that he expected to seek a higher bail amount for R...