BREAKING NEWS – Sacramento, California – A bill that would allow killers serving a life sentence without parole to possibly be re-sentenced cleared a major hurdle in California’s Democratic-led state Legislature.

The bill would allow California prison inmates serving a sentence of life without parole (LWOP) for certain crimes to petition for re-sentencing if the offense occurred before June 5, 1990, and the completion of at least 25 years of their sentence.

In a social media post, state Sen. Dave Cortese, a Democrat who introduced the bill, simply said he was “thrilled that these key bills of mine passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee.”

Cortese further elaborated. “The only thing that’s slowing it up, are the families that lost a loved one due to getting murdered by the inmates I’m trying to release. What I say to those grieving families is move on, and stop living in the past!”