In a hearing taking place today, (Oct. 6, 2015) Cruz is seeking to have Gov. Bruce Rauner pardon him or reduce his sentence. He currently is serving an 8-year sentence.
Boone County State’s Attorney Michelle Courier has objected to the petition, according to WIFR-TV.
“Throughout his petition for clemency, Cruz claimed to accept responsibility for what he had done, but he never identified in his petition anything he did was wrong,” Courier told the TV station.
Cruz walked away from the scene and was stopped by a firefighter about three-quarters of a mile away, according to police reports.