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Monday, July 14, 2008

[GA] Deputy Yancey not charged or cleared in killings - Gives DNA

Deputy in fatal home shooting submits DNA sample
Derrick Yancey says he killed robber who had just killed his w
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
More than a month after a DeKalb County sheriff's deputy Derrick Yancey said he killed a robber who had just killed Yancey's wife, authorities have neither cleared nor charged him. Yancey's lawyer, Keith Adams, said he has been in touch with the district attorney's office and Yancey has submitted a DNA sample. "The DA's office has not indicated anything [and] is not sharing whether they've received any forensic evidence," Adams said. Authorities have declined to discuss the progress of lab tests which might support or contradict Yancey's statement that a day laborer [Marcial Cax-Puluc] in his home fired a gun, killing Yancey's wife, Linda, before Yancey shot and killed him June 9. Representatives of the DeKalb police department and district attorney's office declined to comment for this article. Yancey remains on paid administrative leave, said spokeswoman Mikki Jones of the sheriff's office... [Full article here]
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  1. AnonymousJuly 18, 2008

    Something doesn’t smell good here, if a day laborer wanted to rob someone, why go out to look for work that day, why would he even try to commit a crime knowing Mr. Yancey is a police officer. Something is terribly wrong here. It’s a set-up, an easy target to blame. You will never convince me this kid killed Mrs. Yancey!

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