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Trucker resentenced to 10 years after Colo. Governor steps in


The truck driver sentenced to 110 years in prison for an accident in Colorado that killed four has been resentenced to only 10 years after action by the Colorado Governor.

Governor Jared Polis announced the commutation of Rogel Aguilera-Mederos’ sentence on Thursday, December 30th.

“I am writing to inform you that I am granting your application for a commutation,” Polis wrote according to ABC News. “After learning about the highly atypical and unjust sentence in your case, I am commuting your sentence to 10 years and granting you parole eligibility on December 30, 2026.”

“The length of your 110-year sentence is simply not commensurate with your actions, nor with penalties handed down to others for similar crimes,” Polis continued in his letter. “There is an urgency to remedy this unjust sentence and restore confidence in the uniformity and fairness of our criminal justice system, and consequently I have chosen to commute your sentence now.”

Jefferson County District Attorney Alexis King flied a motion earlier this month to request a 20 to 30 year sentence for Aguilera-Mederos. A hearing to reconsider his current 110 year sentence is scheduled for January 13th 2022.


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