After a man in Colorado was sentenced to 110 years in prison for a road accident, millions people ask to reduce the punishment

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After Rogel Aguilera-Mederos was sentenced to 110 years in prison this week after being found guilty in connection to a fiery crash that killed 4 people, over 3 millions people signed an online petition asking to reduce the sentence. The brakes on 26-year-old Rogel Aguilera-Mederos’ tractor-trailer failed in a 2019 accident on Interstate 70 in Denver. He was just 23 years old when the accident occurred.The crash, which occurred around 4:50 p.m., caused a massive blaze in the eastbound lanes near Colorado Mills Parkway. In October, a jury found the truck driver guilty of 27 counts: four counts of vehicular homicide, six counts of assault in the first degree (extreme indifference); 10 counts of attempt to commit assault in the first degree (extreme indifference); two counts of vehicular assault (reckless); one count of reckless driving; and four counts of careless driving causing death. Aguilera-Mederos was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Prison time is due to Colorado law.

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Colorado District Court Judge Bruce Jones said Monday: “If I had the discretion, it would not be my sentence.” „The law is barbaric and Draconian,” the driver’s attorney, James Colgan, told media. The Denver Post’s editorial board is calling for Colorado Governor Jared Polis to commute part of Aguilera-Mederos’ sentence. During sentencing, the judge acknowledged that Aguilera-Mederos didn’t intend to harm anyone. An appeal is planned in the case.