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Rogel Aguilera-Mederos

Rogel Aguilera-Mederos
Rogel Aguilera-Mederos

Opinion: Gov. Polis wasn’t too lenient. Colorado’s sentencing laws are too harsh.

They required the judge to “stack” multiple sentences on Rogel Aguilera-Mederos because they classified the single episode as a violent crime

Opinion Columns

Prosecutors slam Colorado trucker’s reduced prison sentence, say governor hurt efforts to negotiate in other cases

Two prosecutors sent a letter to Gov. Jared Polis that said his decision “is having a substantial ripple effect”

Crime and Courts

Zornio: Jared Polis was right on truck driver, wrong on Walker Stapleton and definitely wrong on COVID

Polis’ decisions on the criminal justice front were bold and he deserves credit. But he governor’s appalling economic appointment and handling of the pandemic continue to be a grave disappointment.

Opinion Columns

Jared Polis reduces truck driver’s sentence to 10 years from 110; pardons 1,315 people for marijuana possession

Four people died in 2019 when an out-of-control semi driven by Rogel Aguilera-Mederos crashed into them on Interstate 70

Politics and Government

Jefferson County judge sets hearing to reconsider trucker’s 110-year sentence

Judge Bruce Jones scheduled a hearing for Jan. 13 to reconsider Rogel Aguilera-Mederos' sentence

Crime and Courts

Jefferson County prosecutors will ask judge to resentence Rogel Aguilera-Mederos to 20-30 years in prison

Jefferson County District Attorney Alexis King said she would ask the judge during a hearing Monday to resentence Rogel Aguilera-Mederos

Crime and Courts

How Rogel Aguilera-Mederos’ sentence could be shortened by the court, and the power Colorado’s governor has to intervene

The truck driver’s sentence may be reconsidered after prosecutors made an unusual request for the penalty to be reexamined. Gov. Jared Polis could also use his broad clemency powers if he feels it’s necessary.

Crime and Courts

Prosecutors move to reconsider case as millions call for leniency for trucker sentenced to 110 years after deadly Colorado crash

Four people were killed in the explosive crash

Crime and Courts