Jan. 3, 2011 - Sara Kruzan, who was sentenced to life without parole when she was just 16 for killing her 37-year-old pimp, was granted clemency by outgoing California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Governor reduced Sara's sentence to 25 years to life, allowing the possibility of parole. Sara, now 33, has spent over 16 years in prison.
Sept. 29, 2010 - Sara Kruzan, who was just two months past her 16th birthday when she shot her 36-year-old pimp in 1994, has filed a clemency petition asking California Gov. Schwarzenegger to commute her life without parole sentence to time served.
Editorial, Los Angeles Times, Jan. 4, 2011
The woman who killed her pimp as a teen but turned her life around in prison was granted clemency. A bill in the state Senate would allow similar leniency for juvenile offenders.
Southern California Public Radio, Jan. 4, 2011
On his last day as California’s governor Monday, Arnold Schwarzenegger commuted the life sentence of a Riverside woman convicted of killing a pimp 16 years ago when she was a teenager.
She’s 32 years old now. Sara Kruzan has spent half her life in prison. When she was 16 a jury convicted her of killing her pimp, a man more than twice her age.
Fox News, Jan. 3, 2011
Hollywood power couple Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher praised outgoing California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Monday for commuting the prison sentence of a convicted killer.