Esteban Nuñez, the thuggish spawn of former California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez, received a nice holiday gift from outgoing Govenor Arnold Schwarznegger, a commutation of his prison sentence from 16 years to seven years. The younger Nuñez was sentenced in June of 2010 for the fatal stabbing of Luis Dos Santos. Esteban Nuñez has benefited from his father’s position throughout his criminal ordeal even shortely after he was arrested, having Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa call him “a great kid, a good boy.”
When you read the Governor’s reasoning for the commutation, it makes sense why he issued it. However, it is very obvious that this was a gift to the Nuñez family. If Esteban Nuñez had been the child of Jose Nuñez, the brick layer or car washer, I doubt he would have had his sentence commuted.
What are your thoughts? Do you think Schwarzenegger should have done this or should he have left Esteban Nuñez’s original sentence in tact?
Photo Credit: Taken from Esteban’s now closed MySpace Account, pictured on the right wearing the “wifebeater” style tank.