• 2 charged in fatal carjacking of 94-year-old Daytona Beach man


    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Two men have been charged nearly one year after a 94-year-old man was carjacked in Daytona Beach.

    The man had medical complications during the attack and died at the hospital.

    Vittario Vecchiarelli’s neighbors on Woodland Avenue near North Atlantic Avenue were happy to hear of an arrest.

    They recalled the elderly man simply trying to get his mail when it happened.

    “He had pulled up and I guess was getting his mail, and when he got out of his car that’s when they backed up,” said resident Park Lippert.

    Vecchiarelli was found by his neighbors lying feet from his driveway.

    “He turned around and grabbed hold of the window and was dragged a couple of feet and fell down, and that was it,” Lippert said.

    Deckalis Few and Dominick Jackson were charged with carjacking and third-degree murder.

    “I think they should be because they caused it,” Lippert said.

    Few and Jackson were already in jail when they were charged Wednesday.

    Few was there on previous charges of stealing a car, drugs, burglary, grand theft, possession of a weapon or ammo by a convicted felon and fleeing and eluding from another case in February.

    Jackson was in jail for grand theft, false information and driving without a license.

    Fingerprints on a stolen car led investigators to Few and Jackson in Vecchiarelli’s case.

    Jackson was 17-years-old at the time of the crime.

    Both men are in the Volusia County Jail without bond.

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