Arnold Schwarzenegger has finally granted clemency to Sara Jessimy Kruzan. Kruzan who at 16 ambushed and killed her former pimp George Gilbert Howard in a Southern California motel room. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in his last full day in office.
Kruzan was born to an unwed mother who was unsure of keeping her. Kruzan in her petition recounts :
Kruzan is now 32. She was sentenced to life in prison in 1994. She had no payroll option. Arnold called her life sentence as excessive. She was 11 when Howard molested her and forced her to prostitute herself when she was 13. Her sentence was Life Without Possibility of Parole with a four-year enhancement. Her conviction was Commitment Offense First degree murder (PC 187) with special circumstances (lying in wait (PC 190.2(a)) and murder while engaged In robbery (PC 190.2(c)(l7)(i»), and an enhancement for personal use of a firearm (PC 12022.5(a).
I endured mental and physical abuse from my mother at a very early age. I also was sexually abused by many people. This includes George Howard, who first sexually assaulted me when I was eleven years old and who began sexually trafficking me when I was thirteen years old.
This continued until I was 16 years old. I was two months past my sixteenth birthday when I shot and killed George.