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SAN DIEGO -- The son of former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez of Los Angeles had his prison sentence for a San Diego killing shortened Sunday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on the last day of his administration.
Esteban Nunez, 22, of Sacramento, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon for a drunken knife fight near San Diego State University in 2008 in which college student Luis Dos Santos was killed. He was sentenced to 16 years in prison.
Schwarzenegger commuted his sentence to seven years.
On Monday, San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis issued the following statement regarding Schwarzenegger's decision: "We were shocked to hear of the Governor's last-minute commutation, which greatly diminishes justice for victim Luis Santos and re-victimizes his family and friends. The District Attorney's Office was not consulted and the decision comes as the appeals process was continuing."
Additionally, San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith reacted to the decision through the following statement: "Esteban Nunez -- son of former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez -- is a criminal who was sentenced by an experienced and well-respected Superior Court Judge. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger reduced the sentence by over half to help his political crony's son. In doing so, he undermined the judicial system and has jeopardized public safety ... This homicide occurred in the City of San Diego. I speak for the overwhelming majority of San Diegans in stating that we are appalled and angry over Mr. Schwarzenegger's conduct. It reflects poorly on him, personally, and on his legacy as governor."
Ryan Jett, 25, of Sacramento, also pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and assault for instigating the incident, in which two of Santos' friends were also stabbed and another friend suffered an eye injury.
Two others -- Leshanor Thomas, 21, and 20-year-old Rafael Garcia -- pleaded guilty to lesser charges.
On Oct. 4, 2008, Nunez and Jett fought with Santos and several others near San Diego State University. During the fight, Jett stabbed Santos to death.
Both Jett and Nunez pleaded guilty and were sentenced to the maximum prison term. Nunez asked that his sentence be shortened because he received the same penalty as Jett, although he did not kill anyone.
"Santos's death is tragic, and I do not discount the gravity of the offense," Schwarzenegger said in his commutation message. "But given Nunez's limited role in Santos's death, and considering that, unlike Jett, Nunez had no criminal record prior to this offense, I believe Nunez's sentence is excessive. Accordingly, I commute Nunez's sentence to the lower term for the crimes for which he was convicted: seven years in state prison."
The Governor's Office did not say when Nunez might be eligible for parole.
Fabian Nunez, a Democrat, served as Assembly speaker from 2004 to 2008.
He is also a business partner of the governor's top political adviser at the consulting firm Mercury Public Affairs, the Los Angeles Times reported.
"We are totally outraged," Fred Santos, the father of Luis Santos, told The Times.
"For the governor to wait until the last day in hopes it would fly under the radar is an absolute injustice," he said.
He said Esteban Nunez "had already gotten lucky once" when prosecutors agreed to a plea bargain so he could avoid being tried for murder, which could have resulted in a life sentence.
He said his family got no advance warning about the commutation and only learned about it from reporters.
"The governor did not even have the courtesy to notify the victim's family," he told The Times. "This is dirty politics: cutting backroom deals. I guess if you're the son of somebody important you can kill someone and get all sorts of breaks."
A spokesman for Schwarzenegger said the Governor's Office had no comment beyond the statement it sent.