Los Angeles: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian thanked Colorado Governor Jared Polis after he reduced the sentence of truck driver Rogel Aguilera-Mederos to 10 years from 110 years in connection with a deadly 2019 crash.
Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, who was sentenced to 110 years in prison for a deadly 2019 car pileup on a Colorado freeway, will now serve 10 years instead after the reality TV star called for clemency, AceShowbiz reported.
“You were sentenced to 110 years in prison, effectively more than a life sentence, for a tragic but unintentional act,” Polis wrote in his letter.
“While you are not blameless, your sentence is disproportionate compared with many other inmates in our criminal justice system who committed intentional, premeditated, or violent crimes,” Polis added.
Following the commutation, Kim Kardashian took to Instagram to thank the Governor. “Thank you @Govofco for taking action to reduce Aguilera-Mederos sentence!” she posted along with a copy of the letter signed by the governor. “While his new sentence is 10 years, he will now have an opportunity to come home in five years and be with his son and wife.”
first published:Jan. 1, 2022, 6:45 a.m.