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Brother Of Highway Pileup Victim Bashes Governor For Reducing Trucker’s 110-Year Sentence

The governor of Colorado has cut the sentence of the trucker who had been driving of a giant rig accountable for a deadly 2019 highway crash by a century after a public campaign, although not everybody is satisfied concerning the reduction.

Colorado District Court Judge A. Bruce Johnson sentenced Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, 26, recently to 110 years imprisonment for his role within the fatal wreck, which wiped out four people on Interstate 70 in Lakewood. Prosecutors said Aguilera-Mederos acted criminally as he unsuccessful to consider a runaway ramp after his brakes unsuccessful.

But soon, people round the country expressed outrage within the sentence, as numerous noticed that the truck driver wasn’t intoxicated or malicious. Greater than 4 million people signed a Change.org petition asking Colorado Gov. Jared Polis either to grant clemency to or commute the sentence of Aguilera-Mederos.

On 12 ,. 30, Polis reduced the sentence with a century making it to ensure that parole is up for grabs for that truck driver.

“The period of your 110-year sentence just isn’t corresponding to how you behave, nor with penalties handed lower to other people for similar crimes,” Polis authored within the clemency letter. “While you aren’t blameless, your sentence is disproportionate in contrast to a number of other inmates in our criminal justice system who committed intentional, premeditated, or violent crimes.”

A jury found Aguilera-Mederos responsible for 27 from 41 charges for resulting in the fiery crash. He seemed to be in prison for four counts of vehicular homicide — one for each individual who passed on within the fiery pile-up crash: Doyle Harrison, 61 William Bailey, 67 Stanley Politano, 69 and Miguel Lamas Arrellano, 24. 

Duane Bailey, brother of William Bailey, expressed anger over the past weekend within the reduction, calling Polis “wretched.”

“The governor has made the decision political and social networking pressure is much more important compared to victims of the crash,” he told CBS Denver.

He feels that the decade is simply too lenient. As they stated he doesn’t accept the fundamental existence sentence that Aguilera-Mederos received recently, he feels he deserves additional time.

“We didn’t hear the 110 year number until minutes before sentencing,” he stated. “Nobody believed that number was correct. All of us agreed using the 20-3 decades was what we should could support.”

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