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Speaker’s son faces charges in stabbing

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — The 19-year-old son of former California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez is among four men charged in the October stabbing death of a college student, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Esteban Nunez and the others were arrested Tuesday in Sacramento, a day after formal charges were filed in San Diego. Each is charged with murder, assault with a deadly weapon and vandalism, said Paul Levikow, a spokesman for the San Diego County District Attorney's Office.

Fabian Nunez, 41, was among California's most powerful state politicians before he stepped down as Assembly speaker this year because of term limits. He released a statement Wednesday saying he had faith in the justice system.