US’s Colorado governor slashes trucker’s sentence by 100 years

The fiery accident in 2019 near Denver, Colorado involved over two dozen vehicles and left four people dead [File: Ronda Scholting/West Metro Fire Rescue via AP] In the United States, Colorado Governor Jared Polis has shortened the 110-year sentence of a truck driver convicted of vehicular homicide, reducing the prison term to 10 years after prosecutors went back to court this week in a rare move seeking leniency.

In a commutation letter to the Cuban-born trucker, Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, 26, the governor said the fiery crash along a mountain highway that killed four motorists in April 2019 was a “tragic […]

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