September 27, 2022

Judge Grants Hearing to Consider Resentencing Trucker Who Got 110 Years for Fatal Highway Crash

A listening to has been scheduled for subsequent month to rethink the jail time period for a trucker sentenced to 110 years following a deadly freeway crash.

The listening to will happen on January thirteenth earlier than Judge Bruce Jones. Rogel Aguilera-Mederos’ case can be revisited after widespread outrage referred to as for him to have a lowered sentence.

Aguilera-Mederos was discovered responsible of inflicting the deaths of 4 drivers on April twenty fifth, 2019, when his brakes failed on his semi-truck as he descended a steep grade of Interstate 70 within the Rocky Mountain foothills. His truck hit a number of autos that have been slowed on the interstate due to one other crash. The deceased have been recognized as 24-year-old Miguel Angel Lamas Arellano, 67-year-old William Bailey, 61-year-old Doyle Harrison, and 69-year-old Stanley Politano.

Throughout the sentencing on December thirteenth, Jones mentioned he was imposing the sentence below state regulation after discovering it was the obligatory minimal time period. Nevertheless, he said that if he had the discretion, it “would not be my sentence.”

Aguilera-Mederos wept and apologized to the victims’ households however maintained that he didn’t imply to harm anybody through the wreck. Prosecutors primarily based a lot of their argument on the truth that Aguilera-Mederos ought to have used a runaway ramp to stop such accidents.

Final week, District Lawyer Alexis King mentioned she would search a re-sentencing of 20 to 30 years.

A web based petition searching for clemency for Aguilera-Mederos has attracted about 5 million signatures.