Victims Speak Out Against Two Crime Bills

California attorneys and victims spoke out against two crime bills sitting on the governor's desk at a California District Attorneys Association press conference.

SB 1391 would prohibit 14- and 15-year-olds from being tried as adults, while SB 1437 would rewrite California's felony murder law. 

Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said if either bill is signed into law, they will be challenged in court.

"We believe these bills are unconstitutional and we're going to fight it because our job is to not only uphold the law, but also stand up for the victims," Schubert said. 

Sacramento DA Anne Marie Schubert

Sarah Rice said she believes if AB 1391 is signed into law, the person who murdered her grandparents will be able to go free. 

"I'm here speaking on their behalf because they can't be here," Rice said.

Sarah Rice and Victoria Hurd

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