Arnold Schwarzenegger made a snoring sound and told a reporter he was bored when asked about the prison sentence reduction, or commutation, of a former California assembly speakers son on Saturday.
Former Democratic assembly speaker Fabian Nunez’s son Esteban Nunez stabbed Luis Santos to death at a San Diego frat party in 2008, and Nunez’s sentence was reduced at the last minute of Schwarzenegger’s term from 16 years to 7 years.
Many have criticized the sentence reduction as a political favor to Fabian Nunez.
Esteban Nunez is the son of former Democratic Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, who fatally stabbed Luis Santos outside a San Diego State fraternity party in 2008.
“Don’t ask me the same question, O.K., because otherwise you’re boring the hell out of me,” Schwarzenegger told reporter Dave Bryan of CBS2 when he pressed Schwarzenegger on the sentence reduction.
“To [Schwarzenegger], doing an injustice just to do a political favor to reduce a sentence for a murderer is trivial, like choosing to have orange juice for breakfast,” the murdered boys father said. “It shows his true character as a person.”
The boy’s father is suing Schwarzenegger, claiming he violated Marsy’s Law, which requires that victims get advance notice and a chance to oppose the early release of felons who affected them.