Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday vetoed a bill to increase prison sentences for high-risk sex offenders who tamper with their electronic tracking devices, proposed legislation prompted by serial killings in Orange County.
Senate Bill 722, by state Sen. Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, followed the killing of four women who disappeared from high-prostitution areas of Santa Ana and Anaheim between October 2013 and March 2014. Arrested in the killings were two GPS-wearing registered sex offenders who had received light punishment after twice cutting off their bracelets.
The bill would have made GPS tampering punishable by three years in state prison for the most serious of registered offenders. Full Article