LA Weekly, "Fabian Nunez Riles Crime Victims"

Former California Assembly speaker Fabian Nunez says political “aspirations” are behind a lawsuit challenging former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s action to reduce  the prison sentence being served by Nunez’s son. San Diego DA Bonnie Dumanis, who is relying on Marsy’s Law in the case, says her sole goal is “justice for the victims.” Luis Santos was stabbed to death in 2008 in an altercation involving Estaban Nunez. - HTN Foundation

Fabian Nunez Riles Crime Victims

Bill inspired by Luis Santos' murder targets political favors for criminals like Esteban Nunez

By Chris Vogel

Thursday, Aug 4 2011

Fred Santos couldn't believe his eyes.

Standing in a cramped hallway outside a courtroom in Sacramento, he and his wife, Kathy, had just won the first round in their lawsuit against former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for not telling them that he was shortening the prison sentence of Esteban Nuñez, who was involved in murdering their son Luis three years ago near a fraternity party at San Diego State University.

And there in the hallway, the Santoses saw him — with his hand on his heart amid a rabid swarm of reporters: Esteban Nuñez's father, former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez. To them and many others, he was talking shit.

"When you're dealing with a district attorney," Nuñez told reporters, "like we did in San Diego, who clearly, you know, has aspirations and has always had aspirations for higher office, the approach that they took to my son's case, and in particular to him, irrespective of the facts of the actual case — they picked on my son from day one."