SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has commuted the manslaughter sentence of Esteban Nunez, the son of former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez.

Saying that he thought the 16-year prison sentence Esteban Nunez was serving was “excessive” the governor reduced his sentence from 16 years to 7 years.

Schwarzenegger’s Reduction Of Esteban Nunez’s Sentence Angers Family Of Man Who Died, KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou Reports

The move comes just hours before Schwarzenegger leaves office.

Nunez pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and assault with a deadly weapon for his role in a fight that killed a 22-year-old man near San Diego State University in 2008.

Prosecutors say Nunez and friends went looking for a fight after they were refused entry to a fraternity party.

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Comments (31)
  1. Tammy says:

    This is an absolute travesty of so called Justice. Luis Santos was murdered at the hands of these punks. All played a part and are guilty of causing his death. Esteban didn’t “kill” anyone but IT WASN’T FOR A LACK OF TRYING. He stabbed two other people. A great final act for such a loser of a Governor.

  2. D417 says:

    He thinks a 16-year sentence is too long? Perhaps he should ask the family who lost their son. I’m sure they have an opinion. Guess it’s all about politics.

  3. Disgusted says:

    Nunez and his buddies were looking to cause trouble and killed someone. He gets over half his sentence wiprd out because The Terminator does daddy Nunez a favor. You think Arnie would have been so forgiving if his own kid had been murdered? I think not. A final F U to the citizens of “Kaliforneeah” from our worthless, departing governor.

  4. Hammer says:

    So…16 yrs. is to long for Killing someone..? I’m really glad that arnie is Gone..What a stupid move.

  5. Mel Gibson says:

    Wait till John & Ken hear about this.

  6. JBG Past Prime says:

    It was nothing but politics that had the sentence reduced.

    1. Racer says:

      Spin that FOX news.

  7. m says:

    Is the Gvo going to commute or reduce ALL the unfair sentences or just those of the politicoS?

  8. the omen says:

    now he join a gang

  9. Really says:

    Any regular joe would have to serve his time. Why does this guy get his sentenced cut? I know why. The family is connected to Arnold. The justice system and government in general is a joke.

  10. Andy B. says:

    Wow. Arnold once again grants political favors. Something he said he would never do. This kid committed murder. His father Fabian was a thief in the legislature. But once again, if you are part of a political family, then it’s ok to rob, steal, and murder. Way to go, Arnold!

  11. krgt says:

    he kills someone, gets 16 years and Arnie more than halves it? Glad to see him gettin the hell out of office. Pathetic. I wonder what he’ll do for the family that lost someone FOREVER. Can he give their family member back after 7 years?

  12. Nin Pujol says:

    He should serve the whole 16 years.

  13. disappointed says:

    Very disappointed with our departing governor.

  14. BILL says:

    Now all we have to do is wait for this creep to murder someone else while he should have been in prison and Arnold will not be elected president!!!
    You see there is a silver lining!!

  15. Terminator says:

    Arnold should have stuck to bodybuilding and acting.

  16. GC1008 says:

    Disgusting. No wonder people have no faith in the system.

  17. sammy says:

    He never was The Terminator…
    More like a Kindergarten Cop..

  18. James says:

    Look at the guy’s pitiful little mustache; if he can’ grow a full mustache, he should have stayed clean-shaven. This girly-man Nunez should be required to serve his full sentence for crimes against proper grooming!

  19. Mel Gibson says:

    You Idiots who posted on here probably elected him

    1. Disgusted says:

      I know I didn’t. Did YOU???

  20. Jason says:

    This is why Foreigners should not be allowed in our government, period,

  21. Joe Reilly says:

    sort of reminds me of Clinton and his last minute pardons but wait Clinton actually took money for his favors. Nice legacy to leave behind

  22. Not newsworthy says:


  23. Mike Jacobson says:

    My wife is from Mexico and this story is like a carbon copy of what goes on there all the time. The US is becoming just as corrupt as Mexico…LOL. Hey Arnold! Why don’t you demand that the 2 police officers from Long Beach that killed that innocent white guy which was holding a garden hose (not a gun) in the middle of the day be sent to jail?

  24. Racer says:

    JR you need your facts strait try some were besides FOX news.

  25. Don Clark says:

    I wish I could have commuted Schwarzeneggers term in office. I would have reduced it to one year and given him credit for time served after his first three months in office. Goodbye Arnold, you hippocrite. Have you gotten a license to drive your motorcycle yet? That picture of you with the busted lip from your accident is still my favorite one after all your years in office and your celebrity photos.

  26. Bill says:

    Hey Nunez, I hope your piece of sh** kid never makes it out of jail alive!!!! That would be justice!!

  27. Bill says:

    Now that piece of sh*** nazi schartwzwhatever is trying to aplogize to the family and the DA in San Diego! If i was the family I would literally spit in his face!!

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