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Rogel Aguilera-Mederos biography: 10 things about Cuban driver who lived in Texas

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Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos is a Cuban man who lived in Texas, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:

Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos (© Lakewood Police Department)
Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos (© Lakewood Police Department)
  1. He is a permanent resident of the U.S.
  2. He has a wife and a son.
  3. He has a brother named Daniel Aguilera.
  4. He worked as a semi-truck driver.
  5. On April 25, 2019, a commercial semi-truck he was driving rammed into stopped traffic on Interstate 70 in Lakewood, Colorado, USA. As he descended on I-70 from the mountains while hauling a load of lumber, he lost the brakes on the vehicle and slammed into 24 other vehicles, causing a fireball explosion. He was arrested and booked into the Jefferson County Jail in Golden, Colorado.
  6. He had no prior criminal record prior to the accident on April 25, 2019, which killed Stanley Politano, 69, William Bailey, 67, Doyle Harrison, 61, and Miguel Angel Lamas Arellano, 24, and injured several others.
  7. On October 15, 2021, a jury found him guilty of 27 counts, namely 10 counts of criminal attempt to commit assault in the first degree, six counts of assault in the first-degree with extreme indifference, four counts of vehicular homicide, four counts of careless driving causing death, six counts of assault in the first-degree with extreme indifference and one count of reckless driving.
  8. On December 13, 2021, Judge A. Bruce Jones sentenced him to the minimum of 110 years in prison in Colorado. The state’s deputy district attorneys Trevor Moritzky and Kayla Wildeman were co-chairs in the conviction. Wildeman took to Facebook to celebrate the conviction, writing in part, “Get yourself a trial partner as great as Trevor Moritzky. He turned a brake shoe from a semi-truck into a memento. What a special gift from truly a special person.”
  9. He was 26 years old when he was sentenced to 110 years in prison on December 13, 2021. On December 14, 2021, the office of 43rd Colorado governor Jared Polis confirmed its receipt of a request for clemency. On December 17, 2021, first judicial district attorney Alexis King filed a motion for a hearing to reconsider the sentence under Colorado’s mandatory minimum law.
  10. On December 21, 2021, Kim Kardashian called for Polis to grant clemency and condemned Wildeman for boasting about his conviction. As of December 22, 2021, more than 4.6 million people has signed a petition drive urging Polis to grant him a sentence commutation or clemency. On December 30, 2021, Polis commuted his 110-year sentence, reducing it to 10 years.
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