Schwarzenegger Reduces Sentence for Son of Former Speaker

Monday, Jan 3, 2011  |  Updated 7:08 AM PDT
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Esteban Nunez was charged with murder and other counts stemming from the Oct. 4, 2008, stabbing death of Luis Santos, 22.

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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.

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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