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Ex-speaker Nunez's son arrested on suspicion of murder

December 2, 2008 |  9:27 pm

The 19-year-old son of former California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez was arrested in Sacramento County tonight in connection with the stabbing death of a 22-year college student in San Diego, police said.

San Diego Homicide Capt. Jim Collins said Esteban Nunez was arrested along with three other men, all 19. All three suspects were taken to San Diego where they were jailed. Each faces one count of murder and three counts of assault, officials said.

Collins said Luis Santos, 22, was stabbed to death in a brawl at a party near San Diego State University on Oct. 4.

Reached at home, Fabian Nunez declined to comment on the case.

--Tony Perry and Jean Merl