A juror from the trial of the trucker who was sentenced to 110 years in prison has spoken out against the sentence.
Rogel Aguilera-Mederos crashed into two dozen cars in 2019, resulting in an explosion that took the lives of four people.
The driver was recently given the maximum sentence for the accident, and the length of the sentencing has caused outrage.
A Change.org petition has been set up to grant Aguilera-Mederos clemency and already has more than 4.5 million signatures.
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The petition reads:
‘Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, 23, has nothing on his driving record, or on his criminal history,’
He’s passed all of the drug and alcohol tests that were given including a chemical test.’
‘This accident was not intentional, nor was it a criminal act on the drivers part. No one but the trucking company he is/was employed by should be held accountable for this accident.’
‘We are trying to hold the person who needs to be held responsible, responsible. The trucking company has had several inspections since 2017, with several mechanical violations.’
One of the jurors from the case joined Kim Kardashian in speaking out against the sentencing.
The anonymous juror told FOX31:
‘I cried my eyes out,’
‘(The sentence) is 100-fold of what it should have been’
‘There is just something wrong to where a judge cannot intervene in some way and say the way this is written is not right,’
‘I don’t [think] the governor should sit there and offer him clemency and let him off. But to step in and say this would be a more suitable sentence for what had happened.’
Multiple truckers are now boycotting Colorado over the harsh sentencing, according to TikTok videos.