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Kim Kardashian Supports Clemency For Trucker Sentenced To 110 Years In Prison

Kim Kardashian Supports Clemency For Trucker Sentenced To 110 Years In Prison

The businesswoman and hopeful lawyer has called on Colorado's Governor to commute the man's sentence.

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

Kim Kardashian has thrown her support behind the huge petition calling for clemency for the truck driver sentenced to 110 years in jail.

Rogel Aguilera-Mederos was handed the hefty jail term for causing a fiery crash in Colorado that ended up killing four people.

The 26-year-old was driving an 18-wheeler in April two years ago when he says he lost control of the truck's brakes, passed a runaway truck ramp and crashed into lined-up traffic.

More than 4.6 million people have signed a petition on calling for him to be granted clemency.

There has been so much attention on the case that even Kim Kardashian has spoken out about it.

The businesswoman explained on Twitter how Aguilera-Mederos wasn't under the influence of drugs or alcohol when the 2019 crash happened and that 'his brakes on the semi tractor-trailer failed'.

She continued: "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."

Kim also found it sickening to see one of the prosecutors in Aguilera-Mederos' case, Kayla Wildeman, showing off a brake shoe she was gifted by a colleague as a 'memento' of the trial.

Kardashian wrote: "Another shocking part of the case is this post by the prosecutor after his conviction. Four people died in this tragic accident.

"Rogel has a life sentence for the accident, which will not only destroy his life, but it will also impact his wife and son's life.

"And yet, for some reason the prosecutor thought it would be funny to post a photo of a brake shoe trophy she received from a colleague with a plaque? Makes me so sick."

Regarding the brake shoe memento, First Judicial District Attorney Alexis King told The Denver Channel in a statement: "It is not a piece of evidence from the case. The post was in very poor taste and does not reflect the values of my administration. We have addressed it internally."

Kardashian concluded: "Colorado law really has to be changed and this is so unfair. @GovofCO is a really good person and I know he will do the right thing.

"I pray that Governor Polis, who has been a leader on supporting reforms that increase human dignity in the legal system, will commute his sentence."

Even one of the jurors in Aguilera-Mederos' case found the 110 year sentence too severe.

The anonymous juror said the sentence was '100-fold of what it should have been', adding: "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."

Colorado Governor Jared Polis revealed that his office is 'yet to receive' a clemency application 'from the individual but every clemency application that we receive, we review and make a determination'.

Featured Image Credit: Denver Police

Topics: Kim Kardashian, News