Douglas Feldman, Sentenced To Die for Plano Road-Rage Murders, Would Like Some LSD

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As the story goes, Douglas Feldman was out in Plano for a night ride on his Harley in 1998 when a big rig piloted by Robert Everett blew past him and cut into his lane, missing him by inches. Feldman pulled his 9mm and put a few holes into the back of the trailer. Then he gunned the bike up alongside the cab and unloaded, killing Everett.

According to court records, Feldman circled back around to make sure the trucker was dead. On his way home, he passed an Exxon station and put two rounds into the back of Nicholas Velasquez, an Exxon tanker driver. A week later, he shot and killed Antonio Vega outside a Jack-in-the-Box because he was standing next to an 18-wheeler.

Feldman got caught and admitted the killings. He was sentenced to death in 1999, and in September of last year, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled against him. That's basically the end of the line. His execution is set for July. So, Gawker wrote the guy letter, curious about what he had to say for himself as his date with the gallows approaches. Turns out, some pretty interesting things, including a random request for psychedelics.

He starts by figuring Gawker was "really fishing for something interesting or unique to post." I don't know when the last time he saw the Internet was, but yeah.

Feldman is more or less resigned to his fate, and the cold reality that Gov. Rick Perry is more likely to make out with State Attorney General Greg Abbott on the steps of the governor's mansion -- then run to be Abbott's Lt. Gov. -- than he is to grant Feldman a pardon.

He goes on to ruminate about the human fascination with carnage, and about how, most often, those who perpetrate it are schmucks who don't have the resources or the wherewithal to get away with it or defend themselves in court. The rich guys avoid the needle.

Of course, most of the people on death row are just people who got caught up in a robbery, drug deal or sexual encounter (or marital conflict) in which someone got killed. Thats why they are so easy to execute because they are poor, unknown, low social class people who can't defend themselves against the criminal justice system very well. Rich people and crafty people are better equipped to evade the death penalty. You might call death row "Losers Row."

In closing, he asks Gawker to mail him some "LSD Hydrate," not because he wants one last hoo-rah (worst trip ever?) but because of its usefulness to alleviate "pre-death anxiety" and as "an anti-psychotic" (10 bars of Xanax might work better).


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9 comments
claude2004
claude2004

Hope Jesus don't save that piece of shit...

director21
director21

I have no problem envisioning Rick Perry making out with David Dewhurst or Gregg Abbott on the steps of the Capitol or anywhere else - such as long been rumored about Perry - but there is no way he would consider pardoning a killer who is obviously so psychopathic.

Daniel
Daniel

Pre-Death Anxiety. Otherwise known as "life."

whiteguiltlib
whiteguiltlib

You have to swipe stuff from Gawker now? Dang you suck.

observist
observist topcommenter

I suppose if he didn't have a gun he would have just stabbed or bludgeoned the truck driver through the truck window while riding along side on a motorcycle, right?

Trisha Foster
Trisha Foster

Yes, just read this over at Gawker. Classy guy.

WhiteWhale
WhiteWhale

@observist No he probably would have waited like the other he killed and waited until the trucker stopped and got out of his rig.

epicmale
epicmale

@observist Actually, similar cases indicate the murderer just follows and waits for the driver to exit their vehicle and uses the weapon at hand, which, as you point out, could be a knife or club.  Personalities such as this, who just erupt, or enjoy the thrill of taking a human life, are not hindered by the lack of guns.  Ted Bundy bludgeoned often.  Gacy strangled.

I might also point out that South Africa (banned guns) is far more violent than the USA.  In fact, when guns are banned, violence goes up.  And when guns are legalized for honest citizens, violence decreases.  Even the antigun folks are unable to refute those facts.  They scream and whine and begin personal attacks, but they can't refute reality.  For instance, Chicago's murder rate was far lower when a citizen could purchase machine guns in the 1930s.  Hmmm....reality doesn't support utopian dreams.

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