Skip to comments.Governor (Schwarzeneggar) reduces sentence of former Assembly speaker's son
Posted on 01/03/2011 8:12:58 AM PST by Beaten Valve
On his final night in office, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger reduced the prison sentence of the son of former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez, Esteban Nuñez, who had pleaded guilty to participating in the killing of a college student.
The governor also granted several other commutations and pardons and gave plum government appointments to political allies and the spouse of his chief of staff. Schwarzenegger announced the moves in a batch of eleventh-hour press releases e-mailed to reporters.
Esteban Nuñez, now 21, was sentenced to 16 years in prison for his role in the stabbing death of Luis Santos. Schwarzenegger cut the prison term to seven years, noting in a statement that Nuñez, although involved in the fight that ended in Santos' death, did not inflict the fatal knife wound. Schwarzenegger cited a finding by the court that it was Esteban Nuñez's friend Ryan Jett who stabbed Santos, "severing his heart."
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Schwarzeneggar can now officially change parties and put that big (D) next to his name...
Smells. Smells bad.
Apparently Gov. Shwartzenkennedy made some kind of back room deal with former Speaker of the Assemby Fabian Nunez, father of the murderer.
I was listening to them talk about this on the radio.Seems,as stated in the LAT,Arnold and Fabian,grew close to each other and became good friends.Boy,now that is a stomach turner.
Doug MacIntyre was discussing this on Red Eye Radio earlier today. I have to agree with him that this is probably the most heinous thing he’s ever done while in office, which is saying something.
Nuñez, although involved in the fight that ended in Santos' death, did not inflict the fatal knife wound. Schwarzenegger cited a finding by the court that it was Esteban Nuñez's friend Ryan Jett who stabbed Santos, "severing his heart."
Court found it wasn't Nuñez, who plead to manslaughter, but he still got the same 16 yr sentence as Ryan Jett.
The original sentence is suspicious but I don't like the Nuñez connection which is probably the only reason this got consideration.