Douglas Feldman, a former financial analyst who was convicted of killing truck drivers Robert Everett, 36, of Marshfield, MO, and Nicholas Velasquez, 62, of Irving, TX, on Aug. 24, 1998, in a North Texas road rage incident, was executed in Huntsville, TX.
Evidence in his trial showed Feldman was riding his Harley-Davidson bike on U.S. Highway 75 just north of Dallas when the 18-wheeler driven by Everett passed and then pulled into Feldman’s lane. Feldman became enraged, pulled out his pistol and fired several shots at the back of the truck trailer. Then he reloaded and pulled up alongside the truck cab, according to a Daily Journal report.
“I chased Mr. Everett down and I shot him to death,” Feldman testified at his trial. “I felt like I needed to stop that man.”
Eleven miles later — after circling back to make sure Everett was dead — Feldman spotted Velasquez, driver of an Exxon tanker rig, replenishing tanks at a Dallas gas station.
“I exploded again in anger,” he testified. “I drove by and shot him. It was just acting out. I felt emotionally compelled and consumed by anger.”
“I have come to hate every single person on this planet with all my heart and soul,” he told a former girlfriend in one of 81 letters to her while awaiting trial. “If I had a button which would kill every single person on this planet, I would push it with no hesitation whatsoever.”
“I have found it quite pleasurable to kill those two men,” he said in another letter to his ex-girlfriend.
The day before the fatal shootings, Feldman shot up a Volkswagen dealership where he once had some work done. He was arrested about a week later after shooting a man outside a fast-food restaurant.