Sacramento City College student Ricardo Lemus, 31, at the school library on Monday, May 16, 2016 in Sacramento, Calif. Lemus used to be a confused young man whose propensity for physical violence landed him two terms of incarceration with the state of California, but he is his class valedictorian and will give a speech during graduation on Wednesday. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
Sacramento City College student Ricardo Lemus, 31, at the school library on Monday, May 16, 2016 in Sacramento, Calif. Lemus used to be a confused young man whose propensity for physical violence landed him two terms of incarceration with the state of California, but he is his class valedictorian and will give a speech during graduation on Wednesday. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com

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From convict to commencement speaker

May 17, 2016 06:22 PM