The California Victims Compensation & Government Claims Board approves Suzy Mellen’s claim.

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Chairperson Maybel Batjer:

I don’t think ‘I’m sorry on behalf of my fellow citizens of the state of California’ is enough. A great injustice was indeed done and I’m glad that justice has seen the light. And I do apologize that 5,972 days of your life has been taken away unjustly.  I’m personally sorry.

Next step: the state legislature must approve and the governor must sign a special bill authorizing appropriation of funds.