More than a week after a joint funeral for Palm Springs police officers Jose “Gil” Vega and Lesley Zerebny, Zerebny's family members have joined supporters of a Nov. 8 ballot measure that intends to speed up executions in California.
Authorities have said John Felix, 26, used an assault rifle with an extended magazine to shoot Zerebny, 27, and Vega, 63, through a metal security gate. Riverside County Dist. Atty. Mike Hestrin has said Felix is to face the death penalty in the Oct. 8 ambush-style attack.
In a statement this week, David Kling, Zerebny's father, and Matt Zerebny, her father-in-law, urged a "yes" vote on Proposition 66, which would change and limit how death row inmates can appeal their cases.