A March 1 call for a change in the sentence given to the truck driver who caused a fatal accident on Interstate 70 in April 2019 is due Monday morning.
A Facebook event has been set up for a 10 a.m. downtown march in support of Roselle Aguilera-Maderos, who was sentenced on December 13 to 110 years in prison. A jury found him guilty of 42 counts, including vehicular homicide, first-degree assault, attempted first-degree assault, assault on vehicles, reckless driving and reckless driving.
Similarly, a change.org petition requesting Governor Jared Polis to grant clemency to Aguilera-Maderos has been signed nearly 4.5 million times.
The Facebook group says they are trying not to get away from the families of four people who were killed in the horrific crash.
“Let’s join together and rise up in support of Rogel! Tell Governor Polis that TIME isn’t fit for “crime.” If we don’t stand up for that, who will?” Facebook asks the incident. “Our goal is to bring local and national awareness so that we can find someone who will support Rogel in bringing about change in this sentence.”
State laws compelled District Court Judge Bruce Jones to serve a sentence of at least 110 years. This spanned more than a century because first-degree assault and attempted first-degree assault are so-called “crimes of violence,” in which prison sentences must run consecutively and not concurrently when they occur from the same incident in Colorado. do spring.
The judge said that he could not grant the shorter period even though he would have preferred to do so.
First Judicial District Attorney Alexis King – who pursued a sentence that led to 110 years in prison – said in a statement that she would “welcome” the reconsideration of the prison term.