Is the hearing for Rogel Aguilera Mederos canceled? What could be in store for the trucker?

What does the future hold for the Hispanic trucker? When Rogel Aguilera Mederos might go free. What happened during his interrogation? Is...

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  • What does the future hold for the Hispanic trucker?
  • When Rogel Aguilera Mederos might go free.
  • What happened during his interrogation?

Is the hearing for Rogel Aguilera Mederos’ sentencing canceled? Lawyers explain what comes next for the trucker. The Cuban man’s story continues to make news. Now, how he was treated during his hours of interrogation after the fatal accident where four people died has been made public.

Recently, a video was released by the First Judicial District of Colorado that was part of the evidence in the Rogel Aguilera trial. The video showed the trailer operated by the Cuban man, traveling at high speed on a side lane of Interstate 70. Smoke emanated from the rear of the truck, according to Denver7.

‘Compromising’ video of brutal accident comes to light

'Compromising' video of brutal accident comes to light
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However, the Hispanic trucker denied being aware that smoke was coming from the truck he was driving. Also, the video of the Aguilera Mederos’ interrogation, which took place just a few hours after the brutal traffic accident that resulted in him receiving a 110-year sentence, has recently emerged.

In the video, shared by Telemundo’s Yesmani Gómez, Aguilera Mederos can be seen wearing a green suit. This is different from the orange jumpsuit he has been photographed wearing on several occasions. The Hispanic man sits at a table and begins to answer the officers’ questions.

What was done to Rogel Aguilera Mederos during the interrogation?

What was done to Rogel Aguilera Mederos during the interrogation?
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Journalist Yesmani Gómez pointed out what they did to the Hispanic trucker. And many readers believed that it violated his rights. “This is the first interview that they conducted with Rogel Aguilera Mederos, the 23-year-old Cuban truck driver,” said the reporter on his Facebook account, where he shared the video.

The journalist says that young Rogel Aguilera Mederos “is interrogated without a lawyer and without being informed of his right to remain silent,” which could be a violation of his rights. In this recording, Rogel answers questions without knowing that four people had died in the fatal accident.

What did he say during questioning?

What did he say in questioning?
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“At this time he did not know that there were four deaths in the accident,” says the Hispanic reporter in another Facebook post. Among the questions asked of Aguilera Mederos was what time he got up, in a clear attempt to verify whether he was asleep at the wheel. The young man replied that he got up between 9:30 and 10:30.

Later, they asked him about his immigration status, to which he replied that he had been in the country for four years with a green card. He was also questioned about how many hours he works a week and he answered that he had to be on duty for 36 hours. He is not provided with a lawyer during the interrogation.

What will happen with the sentencing hearing for Rogel Aguilera Mederos?

What will happen with the trial of Rogel Aguilera Mederos?

In addition, the Telemundo journalist revealed what the next step is for Rogel Aguilera Mederos. It was announced that the governor of Colorado, Jared Polis, commuted the trucker’s 110-year sentence to just 10 years, following weeks of protests and intense pressure in media and social networks.

“For those who are waiting for the new hearing for Rogel Aguilera Mederos, it was scheduled for today, January 13,” the journalist commented in another Facebook post. The young Cuban explained the governor’s commutation and explained what would happen next.

What will happen to Rogel Aguilera Mederos now?

What will happen to Rogel Aguilera Mederos now?
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“You should know that, by the Governor of Colorado granting a pardon from 110 to 10 years in prison, he used a constitutional power that nullifies the work of the judge and the prosecutors,” said the Telemundo reporter in Colorado. Yesmani Gómez, citing Mederos’ lawyer, revealed what the next step would be.

“So there will be no hearing and the next legal step would be the trucker asking for parole, according to his lawyer,” said the journalist on his official Facebook account. The videos posted on his personal account immediately caused reactions on social media.

When will he be free?

When will it be free?
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“He should have been in the hospital recovering not talking to and being exploited by racist people,” commented one of the journalist’s followers. Another said that it was “extreme abuse” and that “they did not respect his human and legal rights.” Many wonder, when will the Hispanic truck driver be free?

After having his sentence reduced to only 10 years, Rogel Aguilera Mederos was given another piece of good news last December. According to the words of Governor Jared Polis reported by Telemundo, Rogel Aguilera Mederos could be eligible for parole on December 30, 2026, which would mean he remains in prison for five more years.

Could he receive another punishment?

Could I have another 'punishment'?
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The case of the Cuban truck driver who was responsible for the accident that killed four people, has mobilized public opinion throughout the country, according to Efe. Prosecutor Alexis King, the same one who made the initial accusations, filed a motion to hold the sentencing review hearing for this January 13 that was cancelled.

Now according to Periodico Cubano, Rogel Aguilera Mederos could be deported if his sentence is reduced. Domingo García, president of the Lulac organization, confirmed the terrible news. The Cuban newspaper quoted the activist’s statements made to Telemundo .“Your residency can be taken away and you can be deported to Cuba and punished twice. That is not fair,” said García.

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