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Lawsuit Might Be Filed Against Nuñez Sentence Reduction

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When Arnold reduced Esteban Nuñez's prison sentence from 16 years to 7 years in the stabbing death of a San Diego college student for what appeared to be overtly political reasons attributed to his close relationship with former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez, many California residents were outraged, including the vicitm's family. The victim's family is so upset, they may file a lawsuit calling for the commuted sentence to be overturned, according to LA Now.

The act of commutation, one of Schwarzenegger's final acts as California Governor, resulted in accusations of cronyism from many quarters and Schwarzenegger sent a letter of apology to the victim's family after the public outcry.