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Kevin Mayo's family still searching for justice more than three years later

On Friday, Judge David Hoppe confirmed that a trial in the Oregon Vs. Raleigh Rodrigues will commence on Tuesday May 11 at 9 a.m.

Posted: May 7, 2021 5:59 PM

MEDFORD, Ore-- On Friday, Judge David Hoppe confirmed that a trial in the Oregon Vs. Raleigh Rodrigues will commence on Tuesday May 11 at 9 a.m.

"It's been three and a half years of nothing but torture for our entire family," said Chris Mayo, the father of Kevin Mayo. "It's been cruel dealing with 13 continuances. We are just happy that finally we can get some justice for Kevin."

"I think this is the first time I've been able to breath in three and a half years," said Kismet Mayo, Kevin's step-mother. "I've been disappointed so many times and our hopes crushed so many times that I'm in absolute shock. But I'm so glad we are finally moving forward."

More than three years ago, police say that Kevin Mayo and suspect Raleigh Rodrigues were involved in a road rage incident on interstate 5. Mayo later died from his injuries from that crash and Rodrigues has been facing manslaughter charges ever since.

Rodrigues has plead not guilty. If convicted, he faces 10 years in prison.

In these last three years, Rodrigues has been out free in society after paying his bail fee of 250,000 dollars. But during the last three years the family of Kevin Mayo has been waiting for justice to be served and answers for their son's death. More than 10 continuances have been issued in Kevin Mayo's case along with six trial cancellations. Something that the Mayo family says have been extremely disheartening.

"It's all I think about," said Chris Mayo. "From the time I wake up in the morning to the time I go to bed. No justice."

"We just can't believe that it's taken this long," said Chris Mayo Jr., Kevin's brother. "We are just ready for this to happen and we've waited for so long, but we are finally going to get there and get some closure."

According to Judge Hoppe the trial will go on for three days, until Thursday, in which multiple witnesses from the defense and the state will be called in. There was also be a preliminary "trial run" on Monday, May 10, to help attorneys understand how the official trial will work during the era of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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