Nuñez: My Status Affected Son’s Criminal Case
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Nunez Entire Interview
In an interview with California Capitol Network, Nuñez said his son was treated more harshly in San Diego’s courts because of his political status. He believed the ex-governor reversed a wrong that had been done to his son.
“When the justice system in San Diego was done with Estaban, they dealt with him very differently than they dealt with everyone else.," Nuñez said. "And so, to me, that wore very, very heavily on me because, I felt deeply, being who I am, hurt my son.”
He said the “tragic death” of Luis Santos, who was stabbed during a fight near San Diego State University in 2008, haunts the Nuñez family every day. He does not expect anyone to feel sorry for him and that his pain cannot compare to that of the Santos family.