SAN DIEGO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Sunday commuted the manslaughter sentence of the son of California's former Assembly speaker, drawing criticism from the victim's family. The outgoing governor also granted clemency to a woman who killed her former pimp in a motel room when she was 16. The moves come just hours before Schwarzenegger is scheduled to leave office on Monday. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110103/ap_on_re_us/us_schwarzenegger_clemency The Govenor believes that the sentence for Esteban Nunez was excessive given that he did not stab the victim himself and had a clean prior record. Nunez received the same sentence as the killer. Prosecutors state that Nunez and friends were looking for a fight once they were denied admittance to a fraternity party-apparently the judge believed so as well. The family of the victim learned of the commutation from reporters who called for comment. Niice. The family believes that since Nunez is the son of one of the most powerful legislator's in CA until the man left office in 2008, there was some influence peddling going on here. I do want to point out that Nunez pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter. On the flip side, the Gov. reduced the LWOP sentence of a prostitute who shot her pimp when she was 16. The prosecutors offered evidence at her trial that she was no longer working for the pimp at the time of the murder-are you kidding me? A 16 year old kid who was hooking on the streets received LWOP for killing her former pimp? The evidence was also overwhelming that she was abused as a child...no surprise here. He generously put her in line for 25yrs-Life with the possibility of parole. How is this clemency? Just askin.