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Schwarzenegger Reduces Sentence For Esteban Nunez

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Esteban Nunez, son of former California Speaker Fabian Nunez (CBS)

Esteban Nunez, son of former California Speaker Fabian Nunez (CBS)

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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.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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