Road rage death suspect's trial set for next month

NewsWatch 12 spoke to the family of Kevin Mayo on Tuesday.

Posted: Nov 19, 2019 6:34 PM
Updated: Nov 20, 2019 9:40 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- The man accused of killing a motorcyclist during a road rage incident in 2017 is set to go to trial next month.

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. Rodrigues is facing manslaughter charges.

Mayo's family is told NewsWatch 12 that Kevin was the light of their life.

“Once this part of the journey is over we hope to be able to move onto the next chapter. It's been like Groundhog Day up until now every day you wake up and you open your eyes and it is the same terrible feeling,” said Kevin’s step-mother, Kismet Mayo.

Kismet Mayo told NewsWatch 12 that Kevin was a wonderful big brother who had an infectious laugh.

Rodrigues faces charges of manslaughter in the first and second degrees. He has pleaded not guilty. If he is convicted, he faces 10 years in prison.

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