From left to right, defense attorney Ken Karan, representing Steven Martinez not shown, who was convicted of beating and raping a woman, argues in front of State Parole Board Commissioner John Peck, ... more 
From left to right, defense attorney Ken Karan, representing Steven Martinez not shown, who was convicted of beating and raping a woman, argues in front of State Parole Board Commissioner John Peck, Deputy Commissioner Dan Moeller and San Diego Deputy DA Richard Sach, during a hearing at Corcoran State Prison Tuesday, May 24, 2011, in Corcoran, Calif. A new California law will allow felons like Martinez to go free if they are medically incapacitated as a way to save the state money. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Gary Kazanjian
Tue, May 24, 2011 7:55 PM EDT