Schwarzenegger Cleared in Sentence-Cutting Case

Friday, 07 Sep 2012 07:00 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

A California judge has ruled that former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger didn't break any laws when he cut the manslaughter sentence for the son of a political ally just hours before leaving office last year.

Sacramento County Judge Lloyd Connelly ruled Friday in Schwarzenegger's favor after the victim's family and the San Diego district attorney sued.

Schwarzenegger had cut the sentence of Esteban Nunez from 16 years to seven. Nunez is the son of the governor's political ally, Fabian Nunez.

Connelly says that while what Schwarzenegger did was "distasteful and repugnant," he did not violate the voter-approved Marsy's law.

The family of the victim, 22-year-old college student Luis Santos, argued that Schwarzenegger should have notified them or the district attorney who prosecuted the case.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Plane Crash Kills Dad Walking on Beach With Daughter

Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 17:42 PM

Authorities say a father was killed and his daughter seriously injured while walking on the sand whe n a small plane cra . . .

Family of 5 Shot Dead in Maine, Gun Recovered

Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 20:54 PM

A family of five, including three children ranging in age from 4 to 12 years old, were found shot to death Sunday inside . . .

California Lightning Hits 14; 2 Critically Injured

Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 20:07 PM

Lightning struck 14 people, leaving two critically injured, as rare summer thunderstorms swept through Southern Californ . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved