Petition seeking clemency for truck driver sentenced to 110-yr-jail for crash gets over 4.4 mn signatories

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New York Published: Dec 21, 2021, 03:43 PM(IST)

File photo of 26-year-old Rogel Aguilera-Medros. Photograph:( Twitter )

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An online petition seeking clemency for a truck driver sentenced to 110 years in jail for a deadly 2019 crash has got over 4.4 million signatories in the United States. The crash, which had occurred on Colorado’s I-70, had led to death of four persons. Rogel Aguilera-Medros was convicted of vehicular homicide and other charges

An online petition seeking clemency for a truck driver sentenced to 110 years in jail for a deadly 2019 crash has got over 4.4 million signatories in the United States.  

The crash, which had occurred on Colorado’s I-70, had led to death of four persons.   

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In whole 2021, the petition is the fastest growing on the website, a Change.org spokesperson told KDVR.com.  

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Bryan Kuhn, an attorney, told the website, "There doesn’t seem to be an intentionality of murder, and he’s getting a sentence that would rival a mass murder. I think that is not sitting well, I think a lot of people think there may be a long jail sentence, but this may be just be a little too much for some folks."  

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Earlier this month, 26-year-old Rogel Aguilera-Medros was convicted of vehicular homicide and other charges.  

The truck driver had testified that he had attempted to apply brakes to stop the vehicle on April 25, 2019, but said it failed.  

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"I am not a criminal. I am not a murderer. I am not a killer. When I look at my charges, we are talking about a murderer, which is not me. I have never thought about hurting anybody in my entire life," said the truck driver.  

After finding it was the mandatory minimum term under state law, District Court Judge Bruce Jones imposed the sentence, reported The Denver Post.   

(With inputs from agencies) 

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