Truck driver’s 110-year sentence reduced after US outcry

A truck driver, Rogel Aguilera Mederos, whose 110-year prison term caused outrage over a fatal accident, had his sentence reduced to 10 years on Thursday. More than 4.5 million people, including reality TV star Kim Kardashian, called for a reduction in Rogel Aguilera Mederos’s sentence.
Aguilera Mederos, a Cuban immigrant, was moving lumber in April 2019 when his brakes failed on a downhill stretch and he was not using an emergency route. Exit ramp.

His runaway truck crashed into traffic, killing four people and injuring several others.
Aguilera Mederos was convicted on 27 counts, including multiple homicides, by a jury, and a judge sentenced him to 110 years’ imprisonment, which he believed was the minimum mandatory under Colorado law.
Colorado Governor Jared Polis acted Thursday  to reduce what he said was “arbitrary and unfair” earnings.
“The length of his 110-year sentence is simply not proportionate to his actions or the sentences imposed on others for similar crimes,” he wrote in a letter to Aguilera Mederos.
“There is an urgent need to correct this unjust judgment and restore confidence in the uniformity and fairness of our criminal justice system, and as a result, I have decided to commute your sentence now 5 years.

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