Who Is Sara Kruzan Husband? Was She Married To George Gilbert Howard?

Sara Kruzan was granted clemency by Californai Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Sara Kruzan was granted clemency by Californai Gov. Gavin Newsom.( Source : kpbs )

Sara Kruzan, a California woman sentenced to life without any possibility of parole for fatally shooting a man who abused and sex trafficked her was reportedly granted parole.

Gavin Newson, California Gov. on Friday pardoned a former inmate who received a life sentence when she was just a teenager for killing her former pimp named George Gilbert Howard.

It is reportedly the final step in an official redemption that has spanned more than a decade and 3 governors of both political parties. The news has caused a lot of momentum on the web at the moment.

Sara Kruzan Husband

The American survivor of sex-trafficking Sara Kruzan doesn't have a husband. She has been in prison since 17 years old for the murder of her trafficker George Gilbert Howard who began to groom her at 11 for the sex industry.

After she was discovered fatally killing her trafficker, Kruzan was convicted of first-degree murder without any possibility of parole until recently when she was pardoned in July 2022.

That mentioned, she had a boyfriend named Johnny Otis whose On learning about her background Johnny's ex-con uncle James Earl Hampton threatened her to kill George or else he would kill his mother.

It was when Kruzan agreed the Hampton's order, that she killed Howard after they decided to meet for a date and spend the night at the Dynasty Suites Motel on the 10th of March 2022.

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She shot Howard at a close range in his neck and took $1500 from his wallet. After taking keys to his Jaguar, Kruzan went to meet her boyfriend and his ex-con-uncle Hampton in a local supermarket.

The dead body of George was discovered by Dynasty Suites motel's housekeeping staff. A warrant was issued for Kruzan's arrest after her identification card and purse were discovered in the motel room.

Four days later, on the 14th of March 1994, after the murder of Howard in the motel, the American sex-trafficking survivor was arrested reportedly at home where her boyfriend's uncle Hampton was residing in Pomona.

California Youth Authority concluded Kruzan was suitable for treatment in the juvenile justice system after an evaluation; yet, a local judge, at the urging of Tim Freer, the prosecutor, transferred her to the adult court.

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Was Sara Kruzan Married To George Gilbert Howard?

No, Sara Kruzan wasn't married to George Gilbert Howard, but he served as a surrogate father to her. She crossed her path with George, a 20-year-old senior, for the very first time when she was just 11 years old.

He began grooming Sara for a life of prostitution after they were introduced to each other. Raised by her mother in Riverside, California Kruzan reportedly met her biological father only 3 times as she was serving prison terms.

The sex-trafficking survivor didn't have a sound childhood; her mother even admitted to bashing her head on the floor. Kruzan was diagnosed with severe depression and was placed in foster care.

On top of that, Kruzan was molested for the first time by her mother's boyfriend when she was just 5. However, even after getting a surrogate father things didn't turn out good for her as George started grooming her for prostitution.

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Get Insight About Sara Kruzan's Killer Story 

Sara Kruzan's killer story has resurfaced in the public domain after she was granted parole by Gavin Newson, California governor in July 2022. She was pardoned after over two decades of fatally shooting her sex trafficker.

She was found guilty of first-degree murder by a Riverside Superior Court jury of seven women and five men on May 11, 1995. It was affirmed that George was murdered during a robbery, and she was given a life sentence.

Later after 16 years of receiving a life sentence without the possibility of parole, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger lessened her sentence to 25 years to life, with the possibility of parole on January 2, 2011.

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After commuting, Kruzan remained incarcerated at the Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla. Again two years later in January 2013, her sentence was reduced to second-degree manslaughter.

Kruzan was found suitable for parole after 19 years of effective time-serving on June 12, 2013. Later that year on the 31st of October 2013, the sex-trafficking survivor was paroled from Central California Women's Facility.

Sara Kruzan Sentence Update. 

The recent update of Sara Kruzan's sentence is that she was granted full pardon after being convicted at 16 of killing her sex-trafficker George Gilbert “G.G.” Howard in Riverside.

Her legal team fought for years to get a new trial, arguing Kruzan should've been allowed at her 1995 trial. They fought for her right to present a defense that Sara had been a victim of “intimate partner battering” by George.

Sara was granted full parole at the of 44 years by Gavin Newson, California's governor. The case has been making substantial rounds in the public domain presently and has become a topic of interest.

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