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California Woman Pardoned From Life Sentence 27 Years After Killing Man

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A Californian woman, who was sentenced to life after killing a man, has been granted a pardon.

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In 1995, Sara Kruzan, who was 16 years old at the time, shot a man who abused her and was found guilty of first-degree murder, according to CNN.

She was given a life sentence.

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But there was a twist in the tale when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger changed her sentence to 25 years to life in 2010.

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But that wasn’t the end.

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In 2013, Kruzan was resentenced again to 15 years to life for second-degree murder plus a four-year firearm enhancement, a total term of 19 years to life.

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Soon after, Kruzan was released after serving 18 years in prison.

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“Ms. Kruzan committed a crime that took the life of the victim. Since then, Ms. Kruzan has transformed her life and dedicated herself to community service,” according to the pardon.

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“This act of clemency for Ms. Kruzan does not minimize or forgive her conduct or the harm it caused. It does recognize the work she has done since to transform herself,” said the Pardon.

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According to reports, the governor granted 17 pardons, 15 commutations, and one medical reprieve on July 1.

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And since January 2019, Newsom has granted a total of 129 pardons, 123 commutations, and 35 reprieves, according to the release.

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