George Gascón Criticized for Considering Three Strikes Law in Alex Trebek Burglary

Will he strike out with voters?

Update: District Attorney George Gascón's campaign manager Maureen Erwin told SF Weekly today that she believes David Onek's campaign incorrectly propagated information that Gascón chose to prosecute Lucinda Moyers under the Three Strikes law.

“From a campaign's standpoint, his opponent has put out something that's not accurate,” Erwin said.
Onek's original statement said: “Interim District Attorney George Gascón has charged Lucinda Moyers, who allegedly burglarized the hotel room of Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, under California's Three Strikes law, which could lead to a sentence of 25 years to life in prison.”

It seems Moyers, who was already convicted in 1990 and 1991 for residential burglary, believed this herself, telling the Chronicle the same thing earlier this week:

Dabbing her face with a crumpled paper napkin, Lucinda Moyers said she had just been told that prosecutors would charge her under the state's “three strikes and you're out” law.

“I'm facing a life sentence,” the 56-year-old Moyers choked out. “I'm never going to see life again outside if I'm found guilty.”

Bergen Kenny, spokeswoman for Onek, said this was the passage that spurred the campaign's criticism of Gascón.
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