Colorado Gov. Jared Polis discusses clemency for truck driver sentenced to 110 years in prison
Dec 22, 2021
The League of United Latin American Citizens, or LULAC, met with the Democratic governor to discuss the case of Rogel Aguilera-Mederos.
Aguilera-Mederos, 26, was sentenced earlier this month for an April 2019 crash on Interstate 70 near Denver that killed four people. Some have criticized the lengthy punishment as harsh given that the brakes of his semi-truck failed, and he lost control of the vehicle.
"The meeting with the governor was a strong, positive step in trying to free Rogel Aguilera-Mederos," LULAC National President Domingo Garcia told Fox News in an audio statement. "We explained to the governor the injustice, the disparity in the sentence and the malicious prosecution that resulted in a 110-year sentence for a truck driver who was just going to work when the brakes went out"