Executions · Famous Last Words · Texas

FLW: claimed his murdered victims were guilty of crimes against him and were executed after road rage incidents

Famous Last Words
Douglas Feldman
Dallas County, Texas
July 31, 2013

“I hereby declare Robert Steven Everett and Nicolas Velasquez guilty of crimes against me, Douglas Alan Feldman. Either by fact or by proxy, I find them both guilty. I hereby sentence both of them to death, which I carried out in August of 1998. As of that time, the State of Texas has been holding me illegally in confinement and by force for fifteen years. I hereby protest my pending execution and demand immediate relief.”

Feldman had been the perpetrator of extreme road rage over 12 days. On August 25, 1998, Feldman had been driving his motorcycle when Robert Everett, an 18-wheeler driver, suddenly pulled into Feldman’s lane. Feldman pulled a 9mm and shot the back of Everett’s truck several times before pulling next to his cab and firing several more times directly at Everett, 12 in all. Feldman left the scene only to return shortly thereafter and, after confirming Everett was dead, he rode back towards his home.

Approximately 45 minutes later, Feldman saw Nicolas Velasquez using his gas tanker to refill a gas station’s supply. Feldman fired at the gas station 4 times with 2 of the bullets striking Velasquez, killing him. Feldman then completed his journey home.

Twelve days later on September 5, Feldman shot at a man using a pay phone next to a parked truck, seriously wounding him but not killing him. A witness took down Feldman’s license information and description of his vehicle, which led to his arrest and subsequent conviction. His last words reflected his belief that his victims were somehow the ones to blame, he carried out a lawful execution on them, and his own execution and imprisonment was illegal.

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