DENVER — A rally calling for a reduction of Rogel Aguilera-Mederos' 110-year prison sentence for a deadly April 2019 crash on Interstate 70 took place outside the Colorado State Capitol on Wednesday.
Aguilera-Mederos was 23 when he crashed into stopped traffic near Lakewood after his brakes failed, killing four people instantly.
State legislation mandated 10-year minimums for six counts of first-degree assault with extreme indifference, and five-year minimums for 10 counts of attempted first-degree assault with extreme indifference, all to be served consecutively.
> Watch the rally in the video below:
1st Judicial District Attorney Alexis King filed a motion for the court to set a hearing to reconsider Aguilera-Mederos' sentence, according to a news release from her office. A judge set the hearing for 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 27.
Gov. Jared Polis(D-Colo.) said Tuesday that his office received an application for clemency from Aguilera-Mederos' attorney Monday afternoon, and that his legal team was reviewing the application.
A petition calling for Polis to commute Aguilera-Mederos' sentence has received more than 4.6 million signatures as of Wednesday.
Kim Kardashian West joined the growing calls for a reduction of Aguilera-Mederos' sentence.
"He was not drunk or under the influence, his brakes on the semi tractor-trailer failed," she tweeted. "Another shocking and unfair part of this case is that the judge didn’t want to sentence him to such a lengthy sentence. However, because of the mandatory minimums in Colorado, his hands were tied. Mandatory minimums take away judicial discretion and need to end."
> Video below: Aguilera-Mederos speaks during the sentencing hearing.
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