[Audio] Commuted sentence for woman who aided pimp in Eureka murder; Humboldt’s last week of news

In the latest episode of Humboldt Last Week (8:35): Last week Governor Jerry Brown announced he would commute the sentence of a woman who was convicted in the murder of a Eureka man back in 2001. Florence Anderson was one of six murderers across the state that received a commuted sentence.

“My father would think about who is the most forgotten soul in California, who is that person,” Brown said in an address captured by the Sacramento Bee. “And I want to make sure I’m here to help. I can tell you that many of the people behind bars today are forgotten, and so I hope we don’t forget them.”

In the podcast you can hear details Loco pointed out about the murder and robbery that took place at the Broadway Motel in Eureka, details in Anderson’s application for clemency about her drug addiction and the abuse she suffered at the hands of her pimp, Brown’s reasoning behind her commuted sentence, and differing opinions about her newfound eligibility for release after her next parole hearing. The current District Attorney and a former District Attorney don’t see eye to eye on this.

The story begins at 8:35. There’s a poll you can weigh in on below.

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Was it the right decision to commute the sentence of a woman who helped her pimp murder and rob a man in Eureka back in 2001?

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A female prisoner, Wikipedia commons image by Officer Bimblebury

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