Just as we predicted a few weeks ago, Esteban Nuñez is benefitting from his father, former California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez’s connections with letter writing campaigns to the judge and of course, the lowered bail. According to the LA Times, the following public figures have lobbied on behalf of the alleged killer:
“Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, trade union jefa Maria Elena Durazo, Assembly Republican leader Mike Villines, Assemblyman Kevin DeLeon (D-Los Angeles) and others wrote letters to the judge hearing his case. They attested to Nuñez’s good character and tried to persuade a San Diego County Superior Court judge to reduce his $2-million bail.”
With all of the problems going on in Los Angeles, the state budget woes, and even labor issues in a slowing economy, it is wonderful to know that our leaders are looking out for little Nuñez. They obviously haven’t read the outrage regarding this case on this blog, or maybe their lips are so firmly affixed to Fabian’s nalgas that they can’t see the forest for the trees.
Photo Credit: EsTeBaN’s myspace – Note how photo was likely taken in his dad’s California Assembly office with the large multi-line phone, patterned carpet, etc.