Colorado Prosecutor Wants Trucker’s 110-Year Sentence Reduced In Fatal Crash That Killed Four

Kim Kardashian added her voice to those criticizing the life sentence.

Amid a loud chorus of criticism, prosecutors in Colorado are asking the court to rethink the lengthy sentence of a man who was convicted in the 2019 crash on Interstate 70 that killed four people.

A status hearing is scheduled for Monday (Dec. 27) after First Judicial District Attorney Alexis King raised the issue of the 110-year prison sentence given to truck driver Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, CNN reports.

Aguilera-Mederos, 26, was found guilty on Dec 16. on 27 counts for vehicular manslaughter after the brakes on his semi-truck failed, causing him to a fatal crash into stopped traffic. The life sentence drew sharp criticism.

A social media user pointed to a glaring disparity involving the sentencing of Ethan Couch, a trucker who killed four people while driving drunk. Couch, who fled the country in 2018, was only given 10 years probation and even later had to serve 720 days in jail for violating his probation in comparison to Aguilera-Mederos.

The sentence also prompted a call for a trucking boycott of Colorado to get Governor Jared Polis to grant Aguilera-Mederos clemency or commute part of his sentence.

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The judge and prosecutor were also troubled by the sentence. Colorado District Court Judge A. Bruce Jones said there was no room for judicial discretion because of the state’s mandatory-minimum sentencing law, CNN reported.

The DA made it clear that she didn’t seek a heavy sentence in this case.

"On December 13, we requested the minimum sentence allowed by law and discussed with the court the statutory procedure permitting the court to reconsider its sentence in an exceptional case involving unusual and extenuating circumstances," King said Wednesday in a statement, adding that reducing the sentence would not overturn the conviction.

Kim Kardashian West weighed in on the case through a series of tweets, urging the governor to get involved.

“Colorado law really has to be changed and this is so unfair. @GovofCO is a really good person and I know he will do the right thing,” she tweeted.

In a statement to CNN, Polis said he’s reviewing Aguilera-Medros' clemency request.

"We just received Rogel Aguilera-Mederos' application, and our legal team is currently reviewing it. Once we reach a decision, we will make an announcement," the statement said.

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