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Truck driver’s 110-year sentence reduced after US outcry

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Los Angeles (AFP) – A truck driver whose 110 year sentence over a deadly crash sparked outrage had his jail term reduced to ten years on Thursday. More than 4.5 million people, including reality TV star Kim Kardashian, called for a reduction in Rogel Aguilera-Mederos’ punishment, which the judge handing it down noted was the result of mandatory sentencing rules in the US state of Colorado. Aguilera-Mederos, a Cuban immigrant, was transporting timber in April 2019 when his brakes failed on a downhill stretch, and he did not use an emergency exit ramp. His out-of-control truck plowed into traffi…

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