Rogel Aguilera-Mederos was convicted for inflicting the 2019 crash that killed 4, and Colorado legal guidelines mandated the minimal sentence of 110 years.
DENVER — Kim Kardashian West is becoming a member of the rising requires a discount of the 110-year jail sentence given to 26-year-old Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, the truck driver who crashed into stopped site visitors on Interstate 70 in April 2019, killing 4 folks.
Decide Bruce Jones mentioned his palms had been tied when sentencing Aguilera-Mederos. State laws mandated 10-year minimums for six counts of first-degree assault with excessive indifference, and five-year minimums for 10 counts of tried first-degree assault with excessive indifference, all to be served consecutively.
“In all sufferer affect statements I learn, I didn’t glean from them somebody saying, ‘He needs to be in jail for the remainder of his life, and he ought to by no means, ever get out,” Jones mentioned throughout the sentencing listening to. “Removed from it. There was forgiveness mirrored in these statements, but in addition a need that he be punished and serve time in jail, and I share these sentiments.”
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Kardashian West took to social media to elucidate why she thought his sentence needs to be commuted.
“He was not drunk or below the affect, his brakes on the semi tractor-trailer failed,” she tweeted. “One other stunning and unfair a part of this case is that the decide didn’t need to sentence him to such a prolonged sentence. Nevertheless, due to the necessary minimums in Colorado, his palms had been tied. Obligatory minimums take away judicial discretion and want to finish.”
Kardashian West known as for Colorado to vary the legal guidelines that required the 110-year sentence, and appealed on to Gov. Jared Polis to intervene in Aguilera-Mederos’ sentence.
“I pray that Governor Polis, who has been a frontrunner on supporting reforms that enhance human dignity within the authorized system, will commute his sentence,” she mentioned.
Kardashian West additionally criticized a photograph a Jefferson County deputy district lawyer posted on social media of a trophy she obtained from a colleague: a brake shoe from a semi-truck with a plaque hooked up.
The publish from Kayla Wildeman’s Fb web page, which doesn’t embody a date, was screenshotted and shared amongst a neighborhood of protection attorneys. Wildeman’s Fb web page couldn’t be accessed on Monday. Her different social media accounts, together with her LinkedIn, appeared to have been deactivated.
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Alexis King, district lawyer for the first Judicial District, issued a quick assertion Monday indicating the matter was being dealt with internally.
“It isn’t a chunk of proof from the case,” the assertion, issued by means of a spokesman, mentioned. “The publish was in very poor style and doesn’t replicate the values of my administration.”
The spokesman later clarified that King finds the trophy in poor style.
“And but, for some purpose the prosecutor thought it will be humorous to publish a photograph of a brake shoe trophy she obtained from a colleague with a plaque?” Kardashian West mentioned. “Makes me so sick.”
Prosecutors have filed a movement for the courtroom to set a listening to to rethink Aguilar-Mederos’ sentence. King filed the movement Friday, based on a information launch from her workplace.
Polis mentioned Tuesday that his workplace obtained an software for clemency from Aguilera-Mederos’ lawyer on Monday afternoon, and that his authorized staff was reviewing the applying.
A petition calling for Polis to commute Aguilera-Mederos’ sentence has obtained greater than 4.5 million signatures as of Tuesday.
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