Hit-and-run victim honored 1 year later, suspect in court

Posted at 7:08 PM, Jun 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-20 07:26:30-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Family and friends of Adam King remembered him with a ceremony by his memorial, Monday, as the person suspected of killing him in a hit-and-run crash went to court for pretrial.

Exactly one year ago Monday, 18-year-old Adam King was riding his motorcycle down Colonial Boulevard, when he was hit and killed by a white pickup truck. The suspected driver, Adam Costello, is charged with leaving the scene of a deadly crash and tampering with evidence. 

Family and friends gathered by the crash site on Colonial Boulevard to place new flowers on his memorial. "Every day I wake up and wonder what Adam would have done in this last year," said his mother, Tracy Miller, through tears. "He was just going from a wonderful young man into a wonderful man, and then the light was taken away."

Friends, family, and local motorcyclists continue seeking justice for Adam. Monday not only marked a year since his death, but Costello, suspected driver, appeared in court for pretrial. His lawyer has filed motions to suppress evidence and testimony. Costello refused to comment after court. 

The judge set one more pretrial because of motions filed by the defense. She said it will be the last pretrial before the case goes to trial, which she hopes can happen in September or October. 

Tracy, who believes Costello is guilty, said he did not look at her once. She plans to continue fighting for justice in her son's case. "My son is going to have justice and I hope other families get their justice as well. I'm going to be loud, and I'm going to fight for my son," she said.