Kris Olinger Murder Case Finally Going To Trial

Kristopher Olinger was murdered in 1997 at the turnout by the foghorn.

Kristopher Olinger bench

Jacobo Ruelas, who was 18 when Olinger was stabbed to death and dumped on the Pacific Grove Recreation Trail, faces a potential death penalty if convicted.

Despite years of prodding by Olinger’s mother, Shell Phillips, there were no arrests until 2006, when Pacific Grove police got a “hit” between the state’s new palm print database and a print lifted from the car.

Kris Olinger Murder Case Finally Going To Trial