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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

[GA] Trial starts: Did Deputy Yancey kill his wife, Dekalb Sheriff's Officer Linda Yancey, and day laborer Marcial Cax-Puluc?

Thirty years of marriage for two high school sweethearts ended with a DeKalb County sheriff’s deputy [Derrick Yancey] shooting his wife [Dekalb Sheriff's Officer Linda Yancey] point-blank in the heart, prosecutors told jurors Monday... Prosecutors said Yancey “executed” his wife and [day laborer Marcial] Cax-Puluc, lied to police, cut off his ankle monitor and then fled to Belize. Investigators testified that Yancey was never handcuffed or detained when police responded to his 911 call. He told the dispatcher his wife had been shot and he needed instructions on how to do CPR. This ultimately helped raise officers' suspicions...


EX-DEKALB DEPUTY MURDER TRIAL CONTINUES
MyFox Atlanta
Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010
[Excerpts] A former DeKalb deputy says it was a day-laborer who shot and killed his wife. Monday morning in court, one of the prosecutor's witnesses says the immigrant did have gun powder residue on his hands... But prosecutors created doubt asking, "if you are shot at close range and put your hand on the wound?"... Derrick Yancey is charged with two counts of murder and two counts of possession of a weapon in connection with the deaths of his wife, Linda Yancey, and laborer Marcial Cax-Puluc. He faces a minimum of two life sentences... [Full article here



GBI: BLOODSTAINS SHOW EX-DEPUTY WAS SHOOTER
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
By Megan Matteucci
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
[Excerpts] Blood found on a former DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputy shows he shot his wife, a GBI crime analyst testified Tuesday. Former deputy Derrick Yancey, 51, is on trial on charges he killed his wife, Linda Yancey, and day laborer Marcial Cax-Puluc ... GBI Special Agent Cecil Hutchins told jurors that blood splatter found on Derrick Yancey’s feet, shins and between his fingers are consistent with the wounds on his wife’s body ... Linda Yancey was shot in the chest, neck and in the heart with the gun pressed into her chest, prosecutors said... On Monday, a DeKalb police officer, who was the first at the scene of the shooting in June 2008, testified that Derrick Yancey was holding a gun when the officer arrived. The officer said he ordered Yancey to throw the gun on the lawn, but said he didn’t suspect Yancey was the shooter. Prosecutors said Yancey “executed” his wife and Cax-Puluc, lied to police, cut off his ankle monitor and then fled to Belize. Yancey’s attorney, Ruth McMullin, said Monday that her client was the victim and Cax-Puluc shot the woman in an attempt to steal $2,000. She also claims her client was treated unfairly by police... [Full article here]



PROSECUTORS: EX-DEKALB DEPUTY SHOT WIFE IN HEART: Derrick Yancy charged with killing wife and day laborer
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
By Megan Matteucci
October 25, 2010
[Excerpts] Thirty years of marriage for two high school sweethearts ended with a DeKalb County sheriff’s deputy shooting his wife point-blank in the heart, prosecutors told jurors Monday. A shot first hit Linda Yancey in the chest. Another ran through her neck and out her ear, before her husband pressed the gun into the center of her chest as she lay on the floor, prosecutors said. “That shot would blow away a portion of her heart,” Assistant District Attorney Ken Hutcherson said... Police testified that Yancey wasn’t considered a suspect. Investigators testified that Yancey was never handcuffed or detained when police responded to his 911 call. He told the dispatcher his wife had been shot and he needed instructions on how to do CPR. This ultimately helped raise officers' suspicions. Investigator Greg Johns, of the county medical examiner’s office, said Linda Yancey had no bloody handprints on her shirt nor any indication she received chest compressions. Prosecutors said they also didn’t know why Yancey, a trained officer who had completed several first-aid courses, needed 911 to tell him how to perform CPR. DeKalb Detective Richard Ward Thompson, who was the first to arrive at the scene, said Yancey told him the deaths were the result of a robbery and gunfight. “He seemed relatively calm to me for someone just in a gunfight,” the officer testified... Yancey worked for the sheriff’s department for 18 years. McMullin, the defense attorney, said her client was set up by police... McMullin acknowledged that Yancey fled, but did not say why. “I can’t ignore the elephant in the room. Yes, Mr. Yancey cut his ankle bracelet off,” she told jurors. “Yes, he left. He did. But it did not happen in the days and weeks following the slaughter of his wife.” The families declined to comment until the end of the trial. Prosecutors and defense attorneys declined, citing a gag order issued by Superior Court Judge Linda W. Hunter... [Full article here]

DEPUTY YANCEY'S [ALLEGED] VICTIMS:

His wife Linda Yancey, and an unsuspecting day laborer, Marcial Cax Puluck - who is thought to have died not knowing why.


Marcial Cax Puluc is the man who is believed to have been killed as a part of a contrived story Deputy Yancey told authorities, as a cover-up in his (premeditated?) murder of his own wife, Dekalb Sheriff's Officer Linda Yancey. Marcial is more than a dead prop. He was a young man with a family who loves him - who was here to help them by earning money to send home. Linda was much more than a wife. She's a mother, sister, friend, and missed Dekalb Sheriff's Officer co-worker. Her sweetness lingers heavy in the air over all of this.


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2 comments:

  1. Posted by Anonymous on a different Yancey post this morning:

    "I am glad that the trial has finally started. Each day I hear of the evidence against this demon child it seems to me that Derrick Yancey should just go ahead and stand up and just admit that he did it. Stop waisting the tax payers money on a defense council that clearly doesn't have a leg to stand on and just serve the two life sentences in prison "without parole." Dude, you did it!!!! Go ahead an admit it so that Linda's family and children can finally have closure and peace. This case has been drawn out too long. I mean two years and then Derrick Yancey has the nerve to want his day in court. SERIOUSLY?? I know you are innocent until proven guilty, but this crime has guilt written all over his non reactive face!!

    Signed,

    Sick and Tired"

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  2. EX-DEKALB DEPUTY FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    By Megan Matteucci mmatteucci@ajc.com
    Wednesday, November 3, 2010
    A former DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputy brutally killed his wife and a day laborer, shooting both of them several times in a staged robbery, a jury found Wednesday. The jury returned four guilty verdicts against Derrick Yancey... Sentencing has not been scheduled. Yancey asked for it to be delayed because his mother was not in the courtroom... After waiting those three days, Cax-Puluc’s older brother, Jose, said he was eager to call their mother in Guatemala. “My mother said she wanted justice. My brother didn’t know anything about guns. Yes, we feel there is justice now”... Linda Yancey’s family declined to talk to reporters, saying they wanted to wait until after sentencing. They are discussing a possible civil suit. Prosecutors spent last week telling jurors how Derrick Yancey shot his 44-year-old wife several times in the chest and once in the neck before a final shot as the gun was pressed into her heart. “That shot would blow away a portion of her heart,” Assistant District Attorney Ken Hutcherson told jurors last week... Yancey staged the scene to look like Cax-Puluc, a 20-year-old laborer from Guatemala, robbed the wife... Prosecutors say that was just a story he used to cover up the murders. The couple’s 20-year-old son told jurors last week that his parents frequently argued and Derrick Yancey talked of getting a divorce. Investigators later charged Yancey after finding blood splattered on his hand and legs matched the shooter... [Full article here]

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