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Kim Kardashian prays Colorado governor will ‘do the right thing’ and reduce sentence for Rogel Aguilera-Mederos

DENVER (KDVR) – National attention over the 110-year prison sentence given to Rogel Aguilera-Mederos continues to grow. More than 4.6 million people signed the petition asked the Governor of Colorado, Jared Polis, to recommend a reduction of powers upon serving time, or grant clemency.

Kim Kardashian announced on Tuesday that she was “deeply understanding the situation” with this case.

“Colorado law really has to change and this is unfair. Governor Polis is a really nice guy and I know he’s going to do the right thing.” Kardashian shared on Twitter.

Kardashian shared a full tweet, explaining the incident and what she sees as flaws with Colorado law.

“I pray that Governor Polis, who has been at the forefront of advocating for dignity-enhancing reforms in the legal system, will mitigate his sentence.” Kardashian says when she finished the topic.

What has happened since Aguilera-Mederos was convicted?

Governor Jared Polis’ office is reviewing a clemency application for Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, who sentenced to 110 years in prison in a fatal crash on Interstate 70.

First Judicial District Attorney also filed a petition to the court for reconsideration of the Aguilera-Mederos sentence.

Aguilera-Mederos was driving an 18-wheeler eastbound on I-70 through the mountains when he claimed he had a brake failure as he headed toward the city. He ended up crashing into more than two dozen stopping vehicles and four railroad halves in Lakewood, killing four people and injuring at least 10 others.

Aguilera-Mederos was found guilty of:

  • Six offenses of assault in the first degree – Extreme indifference
  • 10 counts of attempted assault in the first degree – Extreme indifference
  • Two Vehicle Attacks – Reckless
  • Some reckless driving
  • Four counts of negligent driving causing death

The 110-year sentence for Aguilera-Mederos was the result of mandatory minimum sentencing law applies to violent crimes, which are any offense in which a person is killed or sustained serious bodily injury.

Aguilera-Mederos’ family is expected to join community groups on Wednesday calling for Polis to act on the verdict.

Full Kardashian Twitter Thread

“I know people have been posting about Rogel Aguilera-Mederos this week. I dug into it to find out what the situation was like.”

“For those unaware of this case, 26-year-old Rogel Aguilera-Mederos was sentenced to 110 years in prison for operating a semi-trailer and plowing into traffic killing four people.”

“He was not drunk or under the influence, his semi-trailer brakes failed.”

“The other shocking and unfair part of this case is that the judge didn’t want to sentence him to such a long sentence. However, because of the mandatory minimum conditions in Colorado, his hands were tied. Mandatory minimums take away judicial self-determination and should be stopped.”

“Colorado law really has to change and this is unfair. @GovofCO He’s a really good guy and I know he’s going to do the right thing.”

“Another shocking part of the case was this post by the prosecutor after his conviction. Four people died in this tragic accident. Rogel must receive a life sentence for the accident, which not only ruined his life but also affected the lives of his wife and son.”

“And yet, why does the prosecutor think it’s funny to post a picture of a trophy she received from a colleague with a placard? Makes me so sick.”

“I pray that Governor Polis, who has been at the forefront of advocating for human dignity reforms in the legal system, will reduce sentences.”

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JACLYN DIAZ

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