As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News App offers the following information published by WashingtonExaminer:
Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) pardoned a California woman who was sentenced to life in prison after killing her pimp at the age of 16.
Sara Kruzan, who had served 18 years in prison, received one of nearly three dozen pardons and clemencies issued by Newsom on Friday.
The article goes on to state the following:
Kruzan was a teenager in 1994 when she killed George Gilbert Howard in a Riverside, California, motel room. She was sentenced at the age of 17 for the murder of the man she said had abused and trafficked her for sex since she was 13 years old.
Newsom said on issuing the pardon, “Ms. Kruzan committed a crime that took the life of a victim, since then, Ms. Kruzan has transformed her life and dedicated herself to community service.”
While the pardon doesn’t expunge or forgive her conviction, the governor’s office said it “may remove counterproductive barriers to employment and public service, restore civic rights and responsibilities, and prevent unjust collateral consequences of conviction, such as deportation and permanent family separation.”
Kruzan was released on parole in 2013 not too long after then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger commuted her sentence to 25 years to life with the possibility of parole.
— Pacific Juvenile Defender Center (PJDC) (@PacJuvDefCtr) July 2, 2022
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday pardoned a former inmate who received a life sentence when she was a teenager for killing her former pimp. https://t.co/VKzLhfrgaK
— KTVU (@KTVU) July 2, 2022
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 3, 2022
To get more information about this article, please visit WashingtonExaminer.
The Dennis Michael Lynch Podcast is available below. Never miss an episode. Subscribe to the show by downloading The DML News App or go to Apple Podcasts.