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“They cheated me,” says the Cuban trucker sentenced to 110 years in prison for an accident with 4 deaths in the US.


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The Cuban trucker Rogel Aguilera-Mederos He spoke from jail two weeks after being sentenced to 110 years in prison for an accident that left four dead and several injured on a highway in Colorado, United States.

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“I am hopeful, even though they cheated me a lot in the trial and there was a lot of discrimination, I still trust the justice of this country and divine justice, up there there is a God who knows how everything happened and knows my heart” , Aguilera said in an interview with Telemundo 51.

Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, 25, said he is grateful for all the support he has received and that he is hopeful that he will be able to get out of jail before he can be reunited with his 7-year-old son, who lives in Cuba, according to Telemundo.

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“He is very strong … imagine … there is not a day that I do not think about him, his birthday is now in May. I ask God to give me the opportunity to be next to him, he is 7 years old. I have had to be strong. It is very hard”, he assured.

According to the Cuban immigrant, on April 25, 2019, on a road west of Denver, the truck he was driving lost its brakes and couldn’t stop it while descending a steep hill, hitting several crowded vehicles at high speed due to a previous accident.

The condemnation, unprecedented in U.S, it was because Judge Bruce Jones in mid-December decided that Aguilera Mederos He had to serve 10 consecutive years for each of the six counts of assault in the first degree with extreme indifference, and five years (also consecutive) for each of the 10 counts of attempted assault in the first degree.

Last Monday, the prosecutor in the case asked the court to reduce the sentence to between 20 and 30 years, a decision that the judge postponed until January 13.

In written statements presented to the judge, the prosecutor King argued that “as the jury ruled (last October), Mr. Aguilera Mederos he knowingly made multiple active decisions that resulted in the death of four people, serious injuries to others and massive destruction ”in the accident of April 25, 2019, west of Denver, Colorado.

Poor decisions include failing to use any of the many unbraked truck escape ramps on the side of the road going down the mountains, failing to try to run the truck to shore when it reached the flat area of ​​the road, and not having hit the truck against any of the protection barriers instead of crashing it into stopped vehicles.

Therefore, the prosecutor said in her plea, “This sentence range (20 to 30 years) reflects an appropriate result for that conduct that was not accidental.”

While, Oslaida mederos, mother of Aguilera, said that the sentence was excessive and unfair. “My son has more charges than Chapo Guzmán, he is 110 years old, four life sentences, 110 years are not lived by one person.”

While own Aguilera assured that other people of “other nationalities and of other colors (of skin)” who have had fatal accidents, who even drove drugged or under the influence of alcohol, “their sentences have not been even 1% of what they put me” .

With information from EFE


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