A truck driver plowed into vehicles on a Denver highway. Four people dies. Multiple others were injured.
The driver was found guilty on 4 counts of vehicular homicide and a host of other charges.
He was given a sentence of 110 years.
Now people are petitioning to have his sentence commuted. Over 5 million have signed the petition.
From the article:
He received all minimum sentences but Colorado state law requires that each sentence be served consecutively. The length of the sentence is something the judge even said he objected to.
“If I had the discretion, it would not be my sentence,” he said.
I don’t understand the issue here. Why are people clamoring to have his sentence commuted? Is it because he said he was sorry and that he cries all the time because of what he did?
Maybe people want the sentence shortened. What if it was cut in half? Would that make people happy? Even at 55 years instead of 110, the guy would likely die in jail.
Apparently truckers are refusing to drive into Colorado in protest of the sentence. Seems to me that this guy gives truckers a bad reputation, and I don’t understand why other truckers would line up in support of him.
I’m looking for some help in understanding the outpouring of support for this guy.