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Man convicted in killing freed from prison

Posted: 5:11 AM, Apr 11, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-11 15:30:25Z
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The son of a former California state Assembly speaker has been freed from prison after his manslaughter sentence was significantly reduced in 2011 by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
 
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Sunday that Esteban Nunez was release to parole supervision. It says he will live in Sacramento County and will be on parole supervision for three years. 
 
Nunez entered prison in June 2010 to serve a 16-year sentence in the stabbing death of college student Luis Santos near San Diego State University. Schwarzenegger, on his last day in office in 2011, reduced the sentence to seven years.
 
The 27-year-old Nunez is the son of Fabian Nunez, who was speaker of the state Assembly while Schwarzenegger was governor and his political ally.
 
 A California appeals court last year upheld Schwarzenegger's power to reduce the sentence after the victim's parents sued.
 
Nunez pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the Oct. 4, 2008, stabbing death of Santos near SDSU. Nunez also pleaded guilty to assault with a deadly weapon for attacking three other men in the same incident.