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Judge sets hearing to reconsider trucker’s 110-year sentence

Andrew Cuomo

Associated Press

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — A truck driver sentenced to 110 years for an explosive crash that killed four people in suburban Denver has moved a step closer to potentially having his prison term reduced. Judge Bruce Jones on Monday scheduled a hearing for Jan. 13 to reconsider Rogel Aguilera-Mederos’ sentence, following unusual request by prosecutors to revisit the matter. One of Aguilera-Mederos’ lawyers says the defense needs some time to do research to see if any similar cases could help guide its approach. Aguilera-Mederos’ prison term has drawn outrage from around the country and among truck drivers. Around 5 million people have signed an online petition seeking clemency for him. 

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