An attorney for Brown told KTVU that a judge on Monday re-sentenced him to a shorter prison term for his role in the death of his girlfriend on the Golden Gate Bridge 23 years ago.
The judge reduced Brown's sentence from 44 years and four months to 31 years and four months in response to changes in sentencing laws.
This past spring, a judge found no evidence that Brown threw his girlfriend, Lenties White, from a getaway car after an armed robbery in 2000 that led to a crash on the bridge, which killed her. White was struck by an oncoming driver and died. An attorney for Brown told The Standard there was no evidence Brown knew a car was approaching.
Last year, District Attorney Brooke Jenkins recused herself in the criminal case involving Mayor Breed's brother.
Brown's attorney said he could be released within a year depending on credits he's earned in prison and acceleration credits to reduce overcrowding.