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Family calls for justice after Port St. Lucie man killed in road rage


A cross stands in the median of I-95 in Fort Pierce, just north of Okeechobee Road.Dino Faiella put it there, in memory of one of his closest friends, Alex Boothby.“Just so that we can remember him, keep him alive,” Faiella said.Faiella called Boothby the life of every party.Rosan Bentley called Boothby her firstborn son.“He loved everybody,” Bentley said. “And everyone felt that love.”Boothby was killed Monday on I-95.Police say he was the victim of road rage.Zachary Feddersen was arrested, accused of using his truck to intentionally ram Boothby’s motorcycle, sending the motorcycle and Boothby into the median.According to the arrest report, Feddersen told police he was angry that Boothby was moving through traffic between lanes.He also said Boothby hit his mirror.WPBF 25 News has also learned this is not the first time Feddersen was arrested in connection with a road rage.“Now, he’s done it again,” Bentley said. “Except this time, he’s killed someone.”In January in Martin County, Feddersen was accused of using a knife to slash a tire of someone he believed was driving too close to him.He was convicted of criminal mischief, a misdemeanor.This time, he’s charged with second-degree murder.He’s in the St. Lucie County jail with bond set at $150,000. “That’s not enough to keep him in jail,” Bentley said. “Especially if he’s done this before.”“How do you murder somebody, and it’s all right there in front of you, and you allow someone to say, ‘OK, you can still get out,’” Faiella asked.Faiella and Bentley said they’re concerned the bond is too low and will allow Feddersen to get out of jail.They said they’re afraid someone else will get hurt.They don’t want to build more crosses for people like Alex Boothby.“I just want to keep his name alive,” Faiella said. “Long live Alex.”Friends will remember Boothby during a memorial ride on Sunday.The ride will start at City Limits sports bar in Port St. Lucie at 1 p.m.

A cross stands in the median of I-95 in Fort Pierce, just north of Okeechobee Road.

Dino Faiella put it there, in memory of one of his closest friends, Alex Boothby.

“Just so that we can remember him, keep him alive,” Faiella said.

Faiella called Boothby the life of every party.

Rosan Bentley called Boothby her firstborn son.

“He loved everybody,” Bentley said. “And everyone felt that love.”

Boothby was killed Monday on I-95.

Police say he was the victim of road rage.

Zachary Feddersen was arrested, accused of using his truck to intentionally ram Boothby’s motorcycle, sending the motorcycle and Boothby into the median.

According to the arrest report, Feddersen told police he was angry that Boothby was moving through traffic between lanes.

He also said Boothby hit his mirror.

WPBF 25 News has also learned this is not the first time Feddersen was arrested in connection with a road rage.

“Now, he’s done it again,” Bentley said. “Except this time, he’s killed someone.”

In January in Martin County, Feddersen was accused of using a knife to slash a tire of someone he believed was driving too close to him.

He was convicted of criminal mischief, a misdemeanor.

This time, he’s charged with second-degree murder.

He’s in the St. Lucie County jail with bond set at $150,000.

“That’s not enough to keep him in jail,” Bentley said. “Especially if he’s done this before.”

“How do you murder somebody, and it’s all right there in front of you, and you allow someone to say, ‘OK, you can still get out,’” Faiella asked.

Faiella and Bentley said they’re concerned the bond is too low and will allow Feddersen to get out of jail.

They said they’re afraid someone else will get hurt.

They don’t want to build more crosses for people like Alex Boothby.

“I just want to keep his name alive,” Faiella said. “Long live Alex.”

Friends will remember Boothby during a memorial ride on Sunday.

The ride will start at City Limits sports bar in Port St. Lucie at 1 p.m.

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