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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

[GA] Family of slain Linda Yancey say they're not allowed to see youngest child

...Relatives of Linda Yancey have filed a court action saying they have not been allowed to see the boy...

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Video is only on Derrick Yancey's request for bond...

DeKalb deputy accused of killing wife seeks bond
Derrick Yancey is also accused of murdering Marcial Cax Puluc, who was working at Yancey’s house
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
By David Simpson
August 27, 2008
Relatives of former DeKalb County sheriff’s deputy Derrick Yancey and his slain wife, Linda, filled opposite sides of a courtroom Wednesday for a hearing on whether Yancey should be freed on bond until his murder trial. There was no immediate ruling on the bond request. Meanwhile, testimony by Yancey’s mother, Barbara Jordan of Jonesboro, showed the two families are at odds over custody and visitation rights to the Yanceys’ 8-year-old son. The boy is staying with Jordan, who testified she has filed for legal guardianship of him. Relatives of Linda Yancey have filed a court action saying they have not been allowed to see the boy. Jordan said Wednesday she is willing to allow visitation. No relatives of Linda Yancey testified. About 25 members of each family were escorted separately in and out of the courtroom by employees of the same sheriff’s office where both Derrick and Linda Yancey worked. Linda Yancey, 44, and day laborer Marcial Cax Puluc, about 20, were shot to death in the Yanceys’ home near Stone Mountain on June 9... Defense lawyer Keith Adams told Superior Court Judge Anne Workman that Yancey made no attempt to flee in the two months before his indictment and should be released on $100,000 bond under house arrest with an ankle monitor. Chief assistant district attorney Don Geary opposed bond, arguing Yancey’s resignation and child custody arrangement make it possible for him to flee “in a split second.” [Full article here]

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