"THERE'S AN INJUSTICE. I DON'T BELIEVE HE KILLED THE WIFE OF THAT OFFICER."
"NO HE NEVER HAD A GUN THAT'S WHY WE CAN'T BELIEVE THAT HE DID IT."
DAY LABORERS QUESTION DEATH OF MAN IN DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING
MAN WAS IDENTIFIED MONDAY AS MARCIAL CAX PULUC
MyFox Atlanta, GA - WAGA
16 Jun 2008
Friends and family of a day laborer shot and killed last week are asking questions. Marcial Cax Puluc was the man shot to death last week in the deputy's home. The deputy says the man killed his wife during a robbery. The people who knew Puluc say he was not the kind of man who would carry a weapon nor a rob a person. And they're not the only ones asking questions. A group of day laborers are asking questions about the death of 23-year-old Marcial Cax Puluc. He was shot and killed last Monday at the home of DeKalb County Sheriff Deputy, Derrick Yancey and his wife Linda Yancey. Derrick Yancey told police he shot and killed Puluc after Puluc had shot and killed Linda. Cax Puluc's cousin says,
"There's an injustice. I don't believe he killed the wife of that officer."
Eswin Cash says he last saw his cousin Monday morning when Cax Puluc went to find work at the corner of Hairston and Central in Stone Mountain. He says Cax Puluc had come to Georgia only a month and a half ago from his native Guatemala. Deputy Yancey says he picked up the man to do work at his home and fatally shot him when he killed his wife during an attempted robbery. Puluc's friend Ludin Perez says
"no he never had a gun that's why we can't believe that he did it."The Guatemalan consulate is now looking into the matter. "We have spoken with different lawyers who work with us in order to get some advice on what to do what to expect and we're ready to do what we're supposed to do," said the Guatemalan consulate Beatriz Putxeys. Consul General Beatriz Illescas Putxeys says she is working with DeKalb Police and Cax Puluc's family in Guatemala. His body will be shipped back to his home country even as questions swirl around his death. DeKalb police would only say that their investigation is continuing. The cousin of Puluc says he found out it was his family member involved when he identified him to authorities from a morgue photograph. [Source]
See all blog entries on the deaths of Linda Ann Thomas Yancey & Marcial Cax Puluc here.
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Day worker shot by deputy was 'innocent,' friends sayReplyDelete
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
By MARY LOU PICKEL firstname.lastname@example.org
Published on: 06/17/08
Roommates of a Guatemalan man shot and killed last week by an off-duty DeKalb County sheriff's deputy say their friend was a quiet day laborer who arrived in the United States six weeks ago.
Deputy Derrick Yancey told police he shot Marcial Cax-Puluc because the man fatally shot his wife in the deputy's home during an attempted robbery June 9. Yancey had picked up Cax-Puluc at a gas station earlier that day to perform work around the house, according to a police report.
Cax-Puluc's roommates doubt the deputy's version of events.
"We're not going to stop until this gets cleared up," roommate Jose Perez, 29, said. "We know they killed an innocent guy who was just trying to get some money to help his mama in Guatemala," Perez said.
Yancey could not be reached for comment Tuesday. No one answered phone calls to his Stone Mountain home.
Roommates at the Stone Mountain-area apartment complex where Cax-Puluc lived described him as a "timid" teenager who didn't speak much. "He was a quiet kid. He didn't smoke. He didn't drink," Jose Perez said.
"He was just getting used to us," said another roommate Luis Perez, 30.
The men said Cax-Puluc was 18 years old, although police have given his age as 23. The undocumented day laborer came from the town of San Pedro Sacatepequez, Guatemala, they said.
Cax-Puluc's brief time in the United States revolved around walking from the apartment he shared with six other men to a gas station where he waited with other Hispanic day laborers for work. He had not had time to explore the area or have any fun yet, his roommates said.
Police said an autopsy was performed on Cax-Puluc. The DeKalb County Medical Examiner's Office referred questions about the case to DeKalb police, who are investigating the incident. A police spokesman said Tuesday there were no additional details regarding the investigation.
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Day laborer's roommates say he was 'timid'
Killing case: Consul general of Guatemala in Atlanta plans to meet with DeKalb police chief.
By Mary Lou Pickel
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 06/18/08
...The men said Cax-Puluc was 18 years old, although police have given his age as 23. The undocumented day laborer came from the town of San Pedro Sacatepequez, Guatemala, they said.
The roommates want to hold a wake for Cax-Puluc in their home on Saturday.
"We want justice, and that this never happens again," said Luis Perez.
Beatriz Illescas, consul general of Guatemala in Atlanta, said the Guatemalan government will help defray the cost of sending the body back to Guatemala.
Illescas said DeKalb police Chief Terrell Bolton will visit the consulate today to talk about the investigation. Bolton has assured her the police will be impartial in their handling of the case, she said.
Cax-Puluc's roommates said his brief time in the United States revolved around walking from the apartment he shared with six other men to a gas station where he waited with other Hispanic day laborers for work. He had not had time to explore the area or have any fun yet, his roommates said.
Police said an autopsy was performed on Cax-Puluc. The DeKalb County medical examiner's office referred questions about the case to DeKalb police. A police spokesman said Tuesday there were no additional details regarding the investigation.
Staff writer David Markiewicz contributed to this article.
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Roommates say Guatemalan man was timid, had no gun
Atlanta Journal Constitution, USA
By MARY LOU PICKEL
Published on: 06/18/08
DeKalb County Police Chief Terrell Bolton assured the Guatemalan consulate today that he is working hard to solve the case of the slain sheriff's deputy and the day laborer. "He was very eager to show me he was going to find out things exactly the way they happened," said Guatemalan Consul General of Atlanta Beatriz Illescas... THE ROOMMATES OF THE SLAIN IMMIGRANT SAY THEY DOUBT THE DEPUTY'S VERSION. They say Cax-Puluc arrived in the United States six weeks ago and dedicated himself to waiting at a nearby gas station, hoping to work odd jobs. He was timid, they said, and didn't own a gun...
Body of man shot by Dekalb deputy going back to GuatemalaReplyDelete
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
By MARCUS K. GARNER
Published on: 06/21/08
Marcial Cax-Puluc's only friends in America gathered in the south Atlanta area Saturday night to bid him one last goodbye. "We are not promised tomorrow," Malcolm Lewis said, consoling the younger mourners who gathered for a visitation at the Airport Mortuary Shipping Service in Hapeville, near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Lewis is a Stone Mountain contractor who had hired the young day laborer from Guatemala to lay tiles. "When I paid him the $80 for the day, he was like a kid getting a new popsicle," Lewis said. Such was the enthusiasm Cax-Puluc had about working to send money home to his mother. But that was not to be... Oscar Perez, 28, who lived and worked with Cax-Puluc for the six weeks he was in the U.S., said he couldn't believe his friend would have done what Yancey said he did. "He was the kind of person who didn't drink or smoke," Perez said. "But the only proof I have is myself and anyone that knew him." Another roommate, Alejandro Montes, said he had run the deputy's account of the incident past many of his friends. "They don't believe it," Montes said. "I don't believe it, either. I'm going to keep telling people this was wrong"... The Guatemalan Consul General in Atlanta, Beatriz Illescas Putreys, paid half of the $4,000 cost to send his body back to his family. The body leaves on Tuesday, said Putreys, who also attended the visitation. "His friends came up with the rest (of the money)," she said. "Although they are very poor, they worked very hard." Saying this won't be the first sad story she's seen in her position, Putreys said she hopes justice is done. "But if he is innocent, this is the very worst thing I've seen," she said.
Fact: Officer Yancey, AKA Antonio, is or was in the weekend landscaping business. He is known by me and other to have picked up Hispanic guys at Central Dr. and Hairston to do work at his home and others. He hire these men (day laborers)to work at the homes of other police officer's, attorney's, entertainer's and more. Sometimes he buys beer and serve food to these guys. Once Officer Yancey befriends the day labors he exchanges telephone numbers and if one of them has a vehicle he will have that person pick up the others and bring them to his house. Soooooo, there is no need for him to cruise Central Dr, he just have to call one of his buddies to get the guys. Also never just hire one person to do a job, it's always two or more. Fact: Almost all the men have no transportation, have no idea of where they are when they get to the "job". They are escorted to and from the location by "Antonio" or he instructs one of them where to take the others.ReplyDelete
Ques. Why did the officer need to go to Central Ave himself and only hire just ONE person? If that person planned to rob his employer what was his exit strategy? Hitch hike out of the complex and then jump on the Marta?
Antonio, Antonio, Antonio!!!! Was things between you and your wife that bad that you had to kill an innocent man to cover up your evil doing? Do you not value human life? Do you think Hispanic lives are of no value and that this man will not be missed? If so, Antonio, you were WRONG.
A question for Mr. Jose Perez of AJC. Have you heard anything about another day laborer found dead the same day Officer Yancey killed Mr. Cax-Puluc in his home, June 9, and also in the Stone Mountain area?ReplyDelete
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[GA] Who believes Deputy Yancey didn't murder Linda & Marcial?