Posted: Jan 18, 2013 5:37 PM by Associated Press
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Riverside County prosecutors say they've agreed to reduce the conviction and sentence of a woman who killed her former pimp when she was 16.
Spokesman John Hall says Sara Jessimy Kruzan, now 35, has served 19 years in prison and is now eligible for parole under an agreement announced on Friday.
Under the agreement, Kruzan's 1995 conviction is reduced from first-degree murder to second-degree with the use of a gun.
Kruzan killed George Gilbert Howard in a motel room in 1994, years after he began wooing her at age 11 with ice cream, roller skating outings and rides in his Cadillac. By age 13, she was prostituting.
Her original sentence was life in prison without parole, but was commuted to 25 years to life by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2011.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
1/18/2013 5:32:11 PM (GMT -8:00)
PLEASE HELP US MODERATE COMMENTS
Offensive or inappropriate comments are subject to removal. To report a comment, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and include the name of the story and information on the comment.
Thank you! KSBY.com
Get deals up to 80% off here!
Find the lowest gas prices in your area
Submit your photos to KSBY
Check out our calendar of events
Save with Hot Deals across our counties!
Events across the Central Coast
Follow The CW5 on Facebook.
The KSBY online public file.
What do you think? Leave us your feedback.
KSBY is your official CA Lottery station for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties