The case against two men accused in the 1996 murder of Kristin Smart should not be moved out of San Luis Obispo County Superior Court because the defendants haven’t proven bias against them from potential jurors, according to an opposition filed by District Attorney’s officials on Friday.

In her Superior Court filing, Deputy District Attorney Crystal Seiler argued that 45-year-old Paul Flores and his father, 80-year-old Ruben Flores, have not met the burden for five factors listed to move the case out of county. 

The opposition was filed in response to a March 9 request by attorney Bob Sanger, who represents Paul Flores, for a change of venue.

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