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His brakes failed, killing four people, and a truck driver was sentenced to 110 to 10 years in prison

Via SudOuest.fr with AFP

The truck driver was killed in a road accident. His first sentence led to a strong online mobilization

Truck driver Rogel Aguilera-Maduros was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Thursday, December 30, for killing four people in a traffic accident in the US state of Colorado. At the first trial he was sentenced to 110 years in prison.

Quickly, angry internet users rallied. More than 5 million people, including the reality TV star Kim Kardashian, In a petition seeking mercy for this Cuban immigrant. In April 2019, his brakes failed to land when he was carrying logs. In his frantic rush, His truck caused a pile 28 vehicles.

“Unjust sentence”

Defendant Jared in a letter to the Governor of Police Du Colorado, He himself acknowledged that the length of this sentence was “not very proportional (to) actions” by Rogel Aguilera-Mederos. Not with the penalties imposed on others for similar offenses.

“There is an urgent need to rectify this unjust sentence and restore confidence in the system and fairness of our criminal justice system. I have decided to reduce your sentence now, ”he added. The truck driver will be eligible for parole from December 2026.