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Lucy's mom
06-09-2008, 06:34 PM
It's so sad but my initial reaction after reading the article is "yeah right." So many husbands kill their wives these days and then you've got the Drew Peterson story (cop allegedly killing wife), so it makes me think that there's more to the story than this. :confused:


http://www.wsbtv.com/news/16551723/detail.html

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Two bodies have been discovered at a sheriff deputy’s home on Mountain View Pass in DeKalb County.

Police said an off-duty DeKalb County sheriff's deputy was home when he said a stranger entered his home and killed his wife, forcing the officer to shoot and kill the stranger.

DeKalb County police said they are trying to determine a motive and put all the pieces together. Like them, everyone in the neighborhood wants to know what happened inside the Stone Mountain home.

concernedperson
06-09-2008, 06:40 PM
This is an odd one. Hope to get more details as the evening progresses. GBI is there too. The property owners last name is Yancey.

legallee
06-09-2008, 07:25 PM
I hope I'm wrong but my first thought was that was no stranger. Perhaps a bf and an angry husband?

nappy2
06-09-2008, 11:04 PM
I hope I'm wrong but my first thought was that was no stranger. Perhaps a bf and an angry husband?


I agree ! I think the husband ethier walked in on something or the bf stopped by for a fight !

kline
06-10-2008, 07:46 AM
Oh this one just does not smell good.
Id have to take the deputy's story with a huge grain of salt.

calidreamin
06-10-2008, 08:05 AM
This reminds me of a show I saw not long ago, I think it was an older 20/20. A husband had set up the murder of his wife using a man who was unbalanced. He asked the man to come to his house because he needed to speak with him about something. When he walked in he killed his wife and the man. The husband then called police saying a crazy man had broken into to his house and killed his wife and he had just killed the crazy man. He almost got away with it but the police managed to figure it all out.:eek:

lisag
06-10-2008, 08:19 AM
Isn't that we have to be so suspicious of the husbands story..???
That being said....... I agree with PP's and my hinky meter is going off...
Calidreamin - I remember that case as well.... THis sounds like it could be somehting similiar....

Roxye
06-10-2008, 10:08 AM
Linda Yancey is the woman who was killed. Police are still haven't released the name of the man who was killed. The shooter was Derrick Yancey.

Neighbors said the intruder was a day laborer. They said the deputy hired him to do some landscaping. There was no word on why the laborer would have been inside the home.http://www.11alive.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=117033

Hmmm, starting to sound a little more plausible with that little tidbit, but it's still a long way from being clear.

dee10134
06-10-2008, 10:22 AM
The husband doesn't deserve to be immediately accused of this crime without due process of the law. I understand there are a lot of wife-killers out there but this man deserves the benefit of the doubt while the case is being investigated. He just lost his wife, quite possibly at the hands of another person. There are other plausible scenarios that could have happened.

It could be quite possible that the day laborer was attempting to rob them. The appear to have a nice home in a nice area. He entered the house, maybe thinking no one was home, saw the wife, shot and killed her and her husband, Derrick Yancey, hearing the raucous, grabs his pistol and shoots the intruder dead. He's a cop after all; he's trained to shoot to kill...

Either way, the bullet trajectories will explain it all I'm sure. I'm looking forward to more updates in this investigation.

Linda7NJ
06-10-2008, 11:18 AM
Sounds like a movie plot...I am pretty sure I've seen it

Roxye
06-10-2008, 12:14 PM
Found this in comments on someone's blog regarding this case.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/01/15/48hours/main536597.shtml

It seemed like an open-and-shut case. A violent intruder beats a woman to death. He’s caught in the act by the woman’s husband, who shoots the man in the head.Yes, it is entirely possible we are jumping the gun (no pun intended) accusing this guy of lying about what really happened in his house when he shot the landscaper. Call me jaded, but how often do we hear stories like this. Off duty cop walks in on a guy who is killing his wife (a hammer was rumored to be involved) and he then shoots the guy. Entirely possible, but still sounds hinky to me.

oceanblueeyes
06-10-2008, 12:46 PM
The husband doesn't deserve to be immediately accused of this crime without due process of the law. I understand there are a lot of wife-killers out there but this man deserves the benefit of the doubt while the case is being investigated. He just lost his wife, quite possibly at the hands of another person. There are other plausible scenarios that could have happened.

It could be quite possible that the day laborer was attempting to rob them. The appear to have a nice home in a nice area. He entered the house, maybe thinking no one was home, saw the wife, shot and killed her and her husband, Derrick Yancey, hearing the raucous, grabs his pistol and shoots the intruder dead. He's a cop after all; he's trained to shoot to kill...

Either way, the bullet trajectories will explain it all I'm sure. I'm looking forward to more updates in this investigation.

I certainly agree with you. Long ago I also had a bad habit of jumping to conclusions but I have learned to try and wait for the evidence of any wrong doing by the husband. While about 33% of spousal murders are committed by the spouse that leaves a whopping 66% who do not do so. So it is logical that not ever case is done by the husband or SO.

So I am going to wait until further facts are known without just automatically leaping.

Roxye
06-10-2008, 01:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbRUW333xLI

ETA: Sorry bout that. This is a news report from a local new cast in Georgia. They have a few clips of neighbors and mention that they towed the deputy's truck as part of the investigation.

MagicRose99
06-10-2008, 03:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbRUW333xLI

Can you please give us a little synopsis as to what this clip you're linking is to? I don't just click on links, even youtube links because I don't know what will come up...

SteveHuff
06-10-2008, 03:44 PM
Can you please give us a little synopsis as to what this clip you're linking is to? I don't just click on links, even youtube links because I don't know what will come up...

I second that, but I should note that YouTube's policies don't allow for anything obscene. Doesn't meant stuff doesn't make it onto the site, but usually it's caught and taken down pretty quickly.

Steve

Roxye
06-10-2008, 03:54 PM
Sorry bout that y'all. I honestly, just wasn't thinking. I edited my post to include a short description.

MagicRose99
06-10-2008, 03:55 PM
Sorry bout that y'all. I honestly, just wasn't thinking. I edited my post to include a short description.

Thanks Roxye! That really helps! :)

philamena
06-10-2008, 04:14 PM
I'm assuming finding both bodies at one location isn't coincidental.

Tom'sGirl
06-10-2008, 05:32 PM
Did the deceased wife also work for the LE? Her photo looks like she is wearing the same type shirt as her husband.

The fact that one Media souce posted "They said that they are looking at a number of things, including prior domestic calls made from the deputy's home"

ETA:
Just read that she was was a sworn detention officer at the DeKalb County jail
http://tinyurl.com/3qsjy7

concernedperson
06-10-2008, 07:49 PM
Did the deceased wife also work for the LE? Her photo looks like she is wearing the same type shirt as her husband.

The fact that one Media souce posted "They said that they are looking at a number of things, including prior domestic calls made from the deputy's home"

ETA:
Just read that she was was a sworn detention officer at the DeKalb County jail
http://tinyurl.com/3qsjy7

She was recently assigned as intake officer for the juvenile court. He was assigned as a driver for taking prisoners around the state from the article I am linking. They were high school sweethearts and married for 17 years. A relative said the man shot was a hispanic day laborer but no name has been attached to him as of yet.

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/dekalb/stories/2008/06/09/dekalb_deputy.html?cxntlid=homepage_tab_newstab

TGIRecovered
06-10-2008, 08:01 PM
I hope that the autopsy is very clear on the time of death for the wife. With a history of domestic calls to the home, I think it is far more likely that he killed the wife, then hired the day laborer so he could set him up as the killer. Hubby then murders the day laborer and makes himself out to be the sad hero. JMO

concernedperson
06-10-2008, 08:06 PM
I hope that the autopsy is very clear on the time of death for the wife. With a history of domestic calls to the home, I think it is far more likely that he killed the wife, then hired the day laborer so he could set him up as the killer. Hubby then murders the day laborer and makes himself out to be the sad hero. JMO

I went back and read the article that TG linked and the one I linked and it was the same article from around 5:30 today. I am sure it was updated but neither article talks of prior domestic calls. So, was it reported in error? Or, was it pulled because it has become a murder investigation?

TGIRecovered
06-10-2008, 08:42 PM
I think it would be important to note if the husband drives his patrol car home. The day-laborer would have had to be blind or a fool to choose a home with a sheriff deputy vehicle parked out front, if crime was on his mind.

Awfully nice house, by the way, for a cop and a prison guard.

Can't imagine why a cop, (who should know the dangers of hiring transient workers), would have hired a day laborer when there are plenty of kids out of school for the summer and looking to do a little yardwork. I'd hire a neighborhood kid over a (possibly illegal) day laborer any day!

JMO again!
Susan

concernedperson
06-10-2008, 09:16 PM
I think it would be important to note if the husband drives his patrol car home. The day-laborer would have had to be blind or a fool to choose a home with a sheriff deputy vehicle parked out front, if crime was on his mind.

Awfully nice house, by the way, for a cop and a prison guard.

Can't imagine why a cop, (who should know the dangers of hiring transient workers), would have hired a day laborer when there are plenty of kids out of school for the summer and looking to do a little yardwork. I'd hire a neighborhood kid over a (possibly illegal) day laborer any day!

JMO again!
Susan

I don't think he drives it home but I can't be sure. The vehicle he uses is the transportation for prisoners vehicle but they did tow his personal pickup truck away. Don't know if he hired this person or if this person was working in the neighborhood. The house is very nice but the particular area is not or should I say as desirable as most in the metro area. It has been fairly inexpensive for a while now and no sign of appreciation.

SuziQ
06-10-2008, 09:31 PM
I hope that the autopsy is very clear on the time of death for the wife. With a history of domestic calls to the home, I think it is far more likely that he killed the wife, then hired the day laborer so he could set him up as the killer. Hubby then murders the day laborer and makes himself out to be the sad hero. JMO


This is the scenario I'm thinking happened.

Tom'sGirl
06-10-2008, 10:16 PM
Strange, I read a blurb somewhere earlier today and it said the man was Asian, not Hispanic...................I wonder if perhaps he was Filipino?

Now, I can't find the dang thing!

Roxye
06-11-2008, 05:49 PM
http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/dekalb/stories/2008/06/11/dekalb_deputy_wife_shot.html

The DeKalb County (http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/dekalb/index.html?cxntlid=linkr) sheriff's deputy who shot an intruder who he said shot his wife was arrested in November, 2006 for a domestic violence incident after an altercation with his teenage son, records show.
Derrick Yancey, 46, was charged with simple battery and simple assault after an argument with his son over playing "offensive music," according to a police report. The teenager said Yancey hit him and threw his computer keyboard to the ground, according to the report.

The charges against Yancey were later dropped, according to county records. His son said he did not wish to prosecute.Apparently there was a bit of confusion with the neighbors.

Yancey said he did not know the man, who police had yet to identify Wednesday.Neighbors in the quiet subdivision said Yancey would hire workers to help with landscaping and plantings at his home.

So this particular guy wasn't one hired by the deputy, at least according to the deputy.

jantel74
06-11-2008, 06:09 PM
I'm not sure what I believe at this point but I remember there was a scandal around NC. A prision worker was having the prisioners do work detail on his own home. I wonder if the laborers this guy was hiring were people he had met through his work. Just a thought.

concernedperson
06-11-2008, 07:46 PM
Oh boy, now it is getting interesting. He did hire this laborer. I wonder now if he had killed his wife and then hired the laborer and shot him? There was money found there too.

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/dekalb/stories/2008/06/11/dekalb_deputy_wife_shot.html?cxntlid=homepage_tab_ newstab

Tom'sGirl
06-11-2008, 09:03 PM
Oh boy, now it is getting interesting. He did hire this laborer. I wonder now if he had killed his wife and then hired the laborer and shot him? There was money found there too.

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/dekalb/stories/2008/06/11/dekalb_deputy_wife_shot.html?cxntlid=homepage_tab_ newstab
Makes you go hmmmmmmmmmm............thanks for the link cp!

Salem
06-11-2008, 10:30 PM
I hope I'm wrong but my first thought was that was no stranger. Perhaps a bf and an angry husband?

That's what I think, and I haven't even read the article yet!

Salem

mysteriew
06-12-2008, 01:05 AM
A roll of money was found which included $50 and $100 dollar bills.

How convenient that the money was there and available and already in a roll.

My first theory was that Yancey killed his wife and the day laborer had happened to come to the house for a question or a drink at just the wrong time. But since they were found in the basement I now believe that Yancey killed his wife, then called the laboror into the house and shot him to provide a cover for the death of his wife.

TGIRecovered
06-12-2008, 02:06 AM
"If He Did It" :rolleyes:,

The next question that comes to my mind is if the cover-up was after the fact, or did he plan how he was going to stage it before he killed her?

The reported roll of $50's and 100's makes me suspect that either he knew he was going to kill her and set up the hired guy, so he had the cash ready to make it look like a robbery, or some significant time must have elapsed after he killed her and before the laborer was killed. I don't think it is likely that he just kept that much cash laying around, he would have needed time to get the cash, go find the guy, bring him to the house and lure him in to the basement.

Any cop who is so unable to control his mouth that the threatens to blow a his step-kid's head off needs to have his gun taken away and find another line of work. It is a shame that his wife had a thing to do with him after that episode.

Susan

Roxye
06-15-2008, 07:29 PM
http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=6771505&version=2&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1

DeKalb county police are handling the homicide investigation. Police Chief Terrell Bolton said the case was far from closed and no one had been ruled out as a suspect.

Roxye
06-16-2008, 08:53 PM
http://www.ajc.com/traffic/content/metro/dekalb/stories/2008/06/16/yancey_police_shooting.html

The man was identified Monday as Marcial Cax Puluc, 23, of Guatemala. DeKalb police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said Puluc was a day laborer.

Yancey said he brought Puluc to his home "to help him do some work around the house," according to a police report. The shootout occurred after Puluc tried to rob the couple, the report said.

By all reports up until now Yancey has said he didn't know the day labor he hired. Why would you hire someone and not even ask their freakin' name?

MissieMt
06-16-2008, 09:26 PM
Just trying to think out the theory that I have seen mentioned here often. If he did first kill his wife and then the man to try to cover it up I think it would be BEYOND obvious. LE would start with ballistics to see if the shots were fired from the same gun (or another gun found in the home). This guy works for the sherrifs department-and he would have to be a few crayons shy of a full box to think he could get away without them checking the ballistics. Even if he used another gun whether purchased legally or illegally, it would not be hard to trace that gun to him.

concernedperson
06-16-2008, 09:44 PM
Just trying to think out the theory that I have seen mentioned here often. If he did first kill his wife and then the man to try to cover it up I think it would be BEYOND obvious. LE would start with ballistics to see if the shots were fired from the same gun (or another gun found in the home). This guy works for the sherrifs department-and he would have to be a few crayons shy of a full box to think he could get away without them checking the ballistics. Even if he used another gun whether purchased legally or illegally, it would not be hard to trace that gun to him.

I agree. This is a very suspicious death but what you have mentioned gives an edge.

TGIRecovered
06-16-2008, 10:04 PM
To me, this one is obvious.

Even if the day laborer was a no good theif looking for easy money,( and we only have the dead woman's hubby's word for that), there are a lot of easier targets than a cop, in his own home, with his cop wife, in broad daylight, in a neighborhood of nice homes situated close together where an outsider would stick out like a sore thumb and everyone everywhere has a cell-phone in their hand to report a stranger taking off in the vehicle that belongs to the cop who lives next door. PUH-leese!:rolleyes:

I am assuming the cop went and picked this guy up and brought him to his home. It is not easy to conceal a gun from an experienced cop who covers his own butt every day at work by searching poeple before he transports them in his vehicle. I would assume the laborer was dressed for working in a hot yard, which would not provide many places to hide a gun from someone who knows where to look.

Top it all off with the fact that, if the laborer did want to steal the cop's money, why would he shoot the wife instead of the husband? And why do it in the basement, when his get-away could be easily cut off by anyone running downstairs to check out the gunshots?

On the other hand, if you want to kill your wife and you know you are alone in the house with her, the basement is the best place to do it. Gunshots would be muffled to anyone not inside the home, less chance of a neighbor walking in to borrow a cup of sugar and seeing the body while you are out hunting for your scapegoat, I mean yard-help. Less chance of a neighbor walking in and seeing you murder the yard help, too.

Jmo!
Susan

oceanblueeyes
06-16-2008, 10:05 PM
http://www.ajc.com/traffic/content/metro/dekalb/stories/2008/06/16/yancey_police_shooting.html



By all reports up until now Yancey has said he didn't know the day labor he hired. Why would you hire someone and not even ask their freakin' name?

Many don't know their names. Heck a lot of them go by a nickname and you are lucky if you get that much out of them and that is it. The day laborer is paid in cash most often so there is no need to know their names.

We have here what we call the "grayline" and if you need some work of any kind then you just go by and hire you one. Some of them are homeless or live in one of the shelters.

Now me? I would never hire these people.....some of them have robbed people and there is no way to really know where they came from or their backgrounds but they don't charge near as much for their work.

imoo

Tom'sGirl
06-16-2008, 10:12 PM
http://www.ajc.com/traffic/content/metro/dekalb/stories/2008/06/16/yancey_police_shooting.html



By all reports up until now Yancey has said he didn't know the day labor he hired. Why would you hire someone and not even ask their freakin' name?
Hmmm, did this Day Laborer from Guatemala speak English, or did Mr. Yancy speak Spanish :confused:

We have Day Labor sites near me and I'd be out of luck hiring a worker unless I spoke Spanish!

TGIRecovered
06-16-2008, 10:38 PM
Just for kicks, if anyone can think of a plausible explanation as to why an experienced sheriff's deputy who transports prisoners for a living would put this total stranger in his car without checking for weapons, I would have to at least give you an "A" for effort.

My H, and every one of his fellow officers, carry their weapons off-duty. When you carry a gun for a living and you are used to having to find an inconspicuous way to carry it, you are hyper-aware of anyone with a suspicious buldge in a place it does not belong. You don't ever want to risk being caught off-guard and un-armed by someone who you arrested last month, and they way our system works, those people are out on the streets before you have time to work your next shift. Most cops would probably have to try hard to supress the urge to search a strange man before putting him in their passenger seat(bet he made him ride in the back;)) and bringing him into his home, even just to do yard-work. "This is for my safety and yours", don't you know! Wouldn't surprise me a bit if the dude had flex-cuff marks around his wrists when he died.

Susan

Roxye
06-16-2008, 11:42 PM
On the gun issue. My guy isn't even a cop, he just transports large sums of money sometimes. He is an expert gunsmith (took classes) and has a conceal carry permit.

One thing that he does that drives me crazy is pick up hitch hikers when he is alone. He has been doing this for years. Anyway, one of the first things he does is tell the hiker, "to get in my vehicle, I get to frisk you and look through your bag, if you have a problem with that, you get no ride." He never brings these guys near our home, but he is still safe enough to understand the risk is there.

So far only one has had an issue with it. Personally, if he is going to take this risky type behavior in giving strangers rides, he is doing the right thing by checking them. Why wouldn't a cop do the same?

TGI, you make a very good point.

mysteriew
06-17-2008, 12:45 AM
I have several problems with this one. First the point about the day laborer and the basement is a good one. Why would he take the wife in the basement? Were there valuables hidden there? And why kill her? If he already had the money she must have cooperating. If he planned rape, if she was going to fight it she would have fought it before going to the basement. So taking her to the basement then killing her doesn't make sense.

Also good points about the risks involved in robbing the home of a police officer. And we're not talking your average, niave homeowner here, this guy is a cop. He knows what is happening on the streets. Now I can understand that he might hire the day laborer. Yet he chooses to hire a day laborer, a complete stranger, takes him to his home- and leaves him there alone with his wife? That to me just doesn't make a lot of sense. Most men who are aware of the dangers are more protective than that.

mysteriew
06-17-2008, 01:05 AM
Day Laborers Question Death of Man in Deputy Involved Shooting (http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=6783114&version=2&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1)

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.

StealthTheory
06-17-2008, 04:42 PM
I'm glad there are people besides the cops(friends of the day laborer), pushing for answers.

concernedperson
06-17-2008, 07:37 PM
He was carrying an illegal green card and had been in the US only 6 weeks according to his roomates.

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/dekalb/stories/2008/06/17/90051596_residencycard.html

TGIRecovered
06-17-2008, 08:10 PM
It is sounding more and more likely that this man would have been avoiding any type of law enforcement, not catching a ride with an officer and robbing him in his own home.

Susan

concernedperson
06-17-2008, 08:19 PM
It is sounding more and more likely that this man would have been avoiding any type of law enforcement, not catching a ride with an officer and robbing him in his own home.

Susan

Seems that way to me too. I don't think he knew who he was going to work for that day because if he knew he wouldn't have gone.

Roxye
06-17-2008, 08:26 PM
Seems that way to me too. I don't think he knew who he was going to work for that day because if he knew he wouldn't have gone.

That plus, with an illegal green card, would he be carrying a gun? Wouldn't that just be plain stupid? Maybe the gun was from the victim's home? That sounds suspicious too though.

Tom'sGirl
06-17-2008, 08:30 PM
That plus, with an illegal green card, would he be carrying a gun? Wouldn't that just be plain stupid? Maybe the gun was from the victim's home? That sounds suspicious too though.
Let's face it, the entire account of this incident as per Mr. Yancey sounds 'hinky'.

Roxye
06-17-2008, 08:34 PM
Let's face it, the entire account of this incident as per Mr. Yancey sounds 'hinky'.

So sad, but ITA.

Roxye
06-19-2008, 07:35 PM
http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/dekalb/stories/2008/06/19/dekalb_deputy_evidence.html

A lawyer for DeKalb County (http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/dekalb/index.html?cxntlid=linkr) sheriff's deputy Derrick Yancey said Thursday that the evidence will prove Yancey is telling the truth about the fatal shootings of his wife and a day laborer in his home.


Veteran defense attorney Keith Adams said Yancey hired Guatemalan immigrant Marcial Cax-Puluc to do yard work at his home June 9, but Cax-Puluc found a gun belonging to Yancey and shot Linda Yancey in a robbery attempt.
Uhhhhh..... yeah! That's it!:Banane15: (http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/dekalb/stories/2008/06/19/dekalb_deputy_evidence.html)

Tom'sGirl
06-19-2008, 07:40 PM
http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/dekalb/stories/2008/06/19/dekalb_deputy_evidence.html

Uhhhhh..... yeah! That's it!:Banane15: (http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/dekalb/stories/2008/06/19/dekalb_deputy_evidence.html)
He's a cop, and yet had to be told how to do CPR :rolleyes:

concernedperson
06-19-2008, 07:46 PM
He's a cop, and yet had to be told how to do CPR :rolleyes:

Also this attorney is quoting innocence with no lab reports in his back pocket. The early spin, I am afraid.

Tom'sGirl
06-19-2008, 08:10 PM
Also this attorney is quoting innocence with no lab reports in his back pocket. The early spin, I am afraid.
Yep, and unfortunately the only ones that know what really happened are dead!

Vegas Bride
06-19-2008, 08:34 PM
I'm wondering what kind of life insurance the wife had?

VB

Tom'sGirl
06-19-2008, 08:49 PM
I'm wondering what kind of life insurance the wife had?

VB
Hmm, maybe we'll find out, and then again, maybe we wont if they already are covering for him.

TGIRecovered
06-19-2008, 09:08 PM
Hmm, maybe we'll find out, and then again, maybe we wont if they already are covering for him.

I think it would be more likely that they would bungle it than cover it up. IMO, cops who think they can get away with killing their wives are almost always arrogant hotheads. If he is the type to do this, his co-workers probably didn't like him or trust him to begin with.

What frustrates me is the fact that the initial response at the crime scene may have started out a bit sloppy due to first responders' natural shock of finding both a victim and the shooter are one of their own. I hope they were able to stay sharp right from the beginning, because if Yancey set this up, he needs to go down!

Susan

mysteriew
06-20-2008, 12:18 AM
http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/dekalb/stories/2008/06/19/dekalb_deputy_evidence.html

A lawyer for DeKalb County sheriff's deputy Derrick Yancey said Thursday that the evidence will prove Yancey is telling the truth about the fatal shootings of his wife and a day laborer in his home.


Veteran defense attorney Keith Adams said Yancey hired Guatemalan immigrant Marcial Cax-Puluc to do yard work at his home June 9, but Cax-Puluc found a gun belonging to Yancey and shot Linda Yancey in a robbery attempt.
Uhhhhh..... yeah! That's it!:Banane15: (http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/dekalb/stories/2008/06/19/dekalb_deputy_evidence.html)

A nice neat explanation as to how Linda Yancey happened to be killed with her husband's weapon. Evidently we are not the only ones who are questioning this as Yancey seems to have lawyered up.

One thing I haven't heard. Yancey picked up Cax-Puluc that day to do yard work. Did he stay at the home while Cax-Puluc was there or did he leave? Where was he while Cax-Puluc was entering the home, robbing and killing his wife?

The lawyer says that according to Yancey, the whole confrontation took only a minute or two. That just doesn't make sense. Cax-Puluc leaves the yard and enters the home. A house where presumably he isn't familiar with it. He confronts, he locates a roll of money, he locates a gun, he gets the wife to go to the basement with him, he shoots Linda, then Yancey shoots him. All in a couple of minutes? He doesn't restrain the deputy. He shoots the unarmed woman and leaves the armed deputy alive?

The attorney does explain that a witness allegedly did see Linda after Yancey brought Cax-Puluc to the home and says that proves that Yancey didn't kill his wife then go pick up Cax-Puluc to assume the blame. However he doesn't touch the idea that Yancey went to pick Cax-Puluc up and bring him to the home, then shot his wife and called Cax-Puluc into the home and shot him.

Roxye
06-20-2008, 07:40 PM
A nice neat explanation as to how Linda Yancey happened to be killed with her husband's weapon. Evidently we are not the only ones who are questioning this as Yancey seems to have lawyered up.

One thing I haven't heard. Yancey picked up Cax-Puluc that day to do yard work. Did he stay at the home while Cax-Puluc was there or did he leave? Where was he while Cax-Puluc was entering the home, robbing and killing his wife?

The lawyer says that according to Yancey, the whole confrontation took only a minute or two. That just doesn't make sense. Cax-Puluc leaves the yard and enters the home. A house where presumably he isn't familiar with it. He confronts, he locates a roll of money, he locates a gun, he gets the wife to go to the basement with him, he shoots Linda, then Yancey shoots him. All in a couple of minutes? He doesn't restrain the deputy. He shoots the unarmed woman and leaves the armed deputy alive?

The attorney does explain that a witness allegedly did see Linda after Yancey brought Cax-Puluc to the home and says that proves that Yancey didn't kill his wife then go pick up Cax-Puluc to assume the blame. However he doesn't touch the idea that Yancey went to pick Cax-Puluc up and bring him to the home, then shot his wife and called Cax-Puluc into the home and shot him.

Yupyup! Exactly what you said!

tigger3z
06-21-2008, 05:10 AM
I think he is guilty!

Chicogirl36
06-21-2008, 04:10 PM
http://www.ajc.com/traffic/content/metro/dekalb/stories/2008/06/16/yancey_police_shooting.html



By all reports up until now Yancey has said he didn't know the day labor he hired. Why would you hire someone and not even ask their freakin' name?


Actually, it is quite common in large cities and areas with un-documented workers. I lived in Los Angeles and you can't drive for more than a block in some areas without seeing at least a dozen or more hanging out waiting for work and under-the-table cash to earn for each day. They don't carry a sign that says what they do, its sort of 'common knowledge' if you are into that thing. They can usually be found around lumber yards, landscaping supply places, etc. My DH hired them when he had HUGE flooring projects, and actually found perm help thru them. If you like em and they are legal, you can hire them if they work out.

Sorry for jumping back, but I am just reading this thread and thought it might help some to explain that illegal day
workers really arent that UN-common :).

ETA: I think he is GUILTY!!!! There is NO plausible explanation and you ALL have done a great job- Pretty easy to see thru, but thanks for all the links!!

Roxye
06-21-2008, 11:49 PM
Actually, it is quite common in large cities and areas with un-documented workers. I lived in Los Angeles and you can't drive for more than a block in some areas without seeing at least a dozen or more hanging out waiting for work and under-the-table cash to earn for each day. They don't carry a sign that says what they do, its sort of 'common knowledge' if you are into that thing. They can usually be found around lumber yards, landscaping supply places, etc. My DH hired them when he had HUGE flooring projects, and actually found perm help thru them. If you like em and they are legal, you can hire them if they work out.

<snip>

Thank you for the explanation. I am from a small town and moved to a small town that has exploded. We have illegals around here, just not enough to where you could drive up and find one to work for you easily. (Not that I know of anyway:crazy:)

It makes a bit more sense with your explanation, but I agree, the husband is guilty of something. What is yet to be seen, but by all accounts, he seems to be guilty of murder. I can't wait for more information to be released so we can finally find out the truth of what happened to Mrs. Yancey.

mysteriew
06-22-2008, 12:27 AM
Body of man shot by Dekalb deputy going back to Guatemala
http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/dekalb/stories/2008/06/21/wake_dekalb_guatemala.html

Tom'sGirl
06-22-2008, 12:41 AM
Body of man shot by Dekalb deputy going back to Guatemala
http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/dekalb/stories/2008/06/21/wake_dekalb_guatemala.html
Thank you for the link mys, it made me sad because I think this young man's only guilt was having an illegal green card, nothing more.

mysteriew
06-22-2008, 01:28 AM
Victims families and friends will usually say "he wasn't like that" so that is not what I have really been listening to- although it will be really sad if he really wasn't like that and this alleged deputy picked him up to provide him with a cover for this crime.

This time I am actually paying attention to the defense attorney (unbelievable for me). But the scenario the defense attorney is spinning is what I find to be pointing to the deputy. According to the attorney the confrontation happened in just a few seconds. Yet the guy was found with a roll of money and a handgun belonging to the deputy.

Ok, lets say the guy found the hand gun and turned it on the couple. When did he find the roll of money in that few seconds? And why did he shoot the woman when the man is usually considered the most dangerous? The woman would be easier to handle as a hostage against her husband, the husband would be physically the most dangerous. And the deputy just happened to be able to grab his weapon in time to shoot the guy, thereby saving his own life, but too late to save his wife? Where were the weapons and how did the guy happen to find them? There was a teenage son in the home at least part of the time, were the weapons not kept locked up when not in use? How did they end up in the basement of the home- were valuables kept down there? Things just aren't making sense to me with what the LE and the defense attorney are saying.

Chicogirl36
06-22-2008, 02:36 AM
Edited down for space.

This time I am actually paying attention to the defense attorney (unbelievable for me). But the scenario the defense attorney is spinning is what I find to be pointing to the deputy. According to the attorney the confrontation happened in just a few seconds. Yet the guy was found with a roll of money and a handgun belonging to the deputy.

Ok, lets say the guy found the hand gun and turned it on the couple. When did he find the roll of money in that few seconds? And why did he shoot the woman when the man is usually considered the most dangerous? The woman would be easier to handle as a hostage against her husband, the husband would be physically the most dangerous. And the deputy just happened to be able to grab his weapon in time to shoot the guy, thereby saving his own life, but too late to save his wife? Where were the weapons and how did the guy happen to find them? There was a teenage son in the home at least part of the time, were the weapons not kept locked up when not in use? How did they end up in the basement of the home- were valuables kept down there? Things just aren't making sense to me with what the LE and the defense attorney are saying.

I completely agree mysteriew. IF, and I mean IF our synopsis' that we have concluded to are correct, he is a pretty dumb cop. I am sure people panic under pressure (I know I do, so I couldn't fathom the anxiety you would feel after a murder). I have been in heated arguments where my anxiety has made my blood boil, so that could answer for clues not making sense (both of his guns used, the money, why her if he was armed, etc.).

I also believe that he thought he could outsmart his own dept- Sounds like another Bobby Cutts, Sam Parker or even nasty ole Drew Peterson, just different scenario-

Cops thinking they are above the law!! EWWW! :sick::loser:

mysteriew
06-23-2008, 10:42 PM
LE has talked to the deputy twice. Now they want to talk to him a third time.

Article includes Yancey's version of a timeline. Yancey isn't talking to the media, the info is coming from the attorney.

Yancey picks up Cal-Puluc
On the way home the two stop at Home Depot and purchase pinestraw and roundup
Yancey prepares lunch for Cal-Puluc
Linda Yancey comes home and "the three of them ended up in the basement."
Yancey hands his wife $2,000 cash

The attorney confirms both guns belonged to Yancey.

"He's standing there and in a couple of seconds his wife is shot. And he's got to do something. And that's unfortunate. It's a terrible, terrible tragedy. All the way around."

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=6832356&version=3&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1

concernedperson
06-23-2008, 10:49 PM
FOX 5 News has learned DeKalb police want to talk to Deputy Derrick Yancey about the double killings at his house, again.

It appears his account of the incident is being questioned but his attorney says Yancey story can be backed with evidence.
http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=6832356&version=3&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1

Why would he hand his wife 2,000 dollars cash? That is a lot of dough to have in cash around the majority of people's houses. Especially cops.

Nope, not buying this one at all. No reason in the world for him to be handing over cash to his wife. The yard work didn't amount to 2,000 dollars. Botox iinjections don't cost that much. Kroger is a real steal for way under 2,000 dollars. Not trying to be overly flip but this dog don't hunt.

Roxye
06-23-2008, 11:09 PM
This is sounding more like a murderous husband with each passing day.

WTH is wrong with these men? Divorce! Why murder? Crazy!!!

Chicogirl36
06-24-2008, 04:23 PM
2 grand for what? Im sure it could not be to pay the gardener, and I would think he wold be paying him since he hired him- EVEN if they had a safe in the house and happened to have extar $ to stash (I know my DH and I do), then he would not be dumb enough to hand it to her in front of a complete stranger-

BTW- Ususally people who hire day workers, USUALLY feed them AFTER they finish- That is the way we worked- unless it was obviously lunch time, but why feed someone if they havent done a thing for you yet?

Tom'sGirl
06-24-2008, 04:36 PM
2 grand for what? Im sure it could not be to pay the gardener, and I would think he wold be paying him since he hired him- EVEN if they had a safe in the house and happened to have extar $ to stash (I know my DH and I do), then he would not be dumb enough to hand it to her in front of a complete stranger-

BTW- Ususally people who hire day workers, USUALLY feed them AFTER they finish- That is the way we worked- unless it was obviously lunch time, but why feed someone if they havent done a thing for you yet?

I agree, that's what my daughter and SIL did, fed them hamburgers mid-day as they'd been there since early morning. At other times when the job only took up morning hours, they fed them AFTER.

My SIL had to go get someone who spoke fluent Spanish to hire them in the first place, as he wasn't raised speaking anything other than English. I still find it odd that Mr. Yancey was able to communicate with someone recently from Guatemala, BUT I find his entire story 'off-the-wall'!

Meduza
06-24-2008, 05:10 PM
Why would he hand his wife 2,000 dollars cash? That is a lot of dough to have in cash around the majority of people's houses. Especially cops.


I'm not defending him but my father (65 years old) is the kind of man that does NOT have a checking account, savings only and rarely uses credit cards. When he charges say grandfather clock parts (it's very expensive for some of the clockworks $500-750 for the nicer ones) he will tell mom what to order online and to charge it, the next day he will come home with the cash and give it to mom so she can pay the bill as soon as possible. It's the same if he has the lp tanks filled up. He has the cash ready but the drivers won't take cash, so he pays mom the cash and she sends off a check from her account. WE were no where what most folks would call well off when I was a kid, but it was not uncommon for dad to have large amounts of cash around. It was the way his father was. They didn't believe in banks after the depression and gramps raised his kids the same way. Here's an odd example, gramps was ran over by a farming tractor and while he was in the hospital, one of the kids went out to his van to grab a can of paint to paint one of the rooms grams had planned to do and when they opened it, it was full of CASH! It turns out that gramps had over 10 paint cans full of cash in the back of his van and it was a little over $23,500 in cash. So I guess what I am trying to say is that you just can't jump to a conclusion because it's not the way you folks do things.

Now I will admit, dad would never hand that kind of cash over to mom with a total stranger around. Hell, he probably wouldn't do it in front of most family members simply because it's none of their business.

Chicogirl36
06-24-2008, 05:54 PM
I still find it odd that Mr. Yancey was able to communicate with someone recently from Guatemala, BUT I find his entire story 'off-the-wall'! edited for space :)

Hi TG- Haven't seen ya around or on the same topic for awhile-How are you my friend? :blowkiss:

I agree with you, BUT he was in LE and now a days, most are bi-lingual. I have been reading some stories about the laborer, and from all accounts, he was a gentile, kind man. SO much so, as the consolate got involved. If he was the avg. killer, they would'nt bat an eyelash :innocent:

Sounds like we all think the same thing, but stats dont lie. Some cops think they can get away with al this, as many do.

**One thing that I haven't seen brought up, the DV calls/charges against his son? Obviously from those alone, he has a pretty bad temper. AND, not that this matters, it seems noth incidents were over "un-Godly music". Has anyone heard anymore or know anymore about these? He is supposed to be still under some type of probation/investigation against the latter charge- Both were against the son and music. Any ideas WS'ers?? :confused:

Chicogirl36
06-24-2008, 06:02 PM
Edited down for space :)

Now I will admit, dad would never hand that kind of cash over to mom with a total stranger around. Hell, he probably wouldn't do it in front of most family members simply because it's none of their business.


Hi Meduza - I was chuckling when I read your post because my dad and gramps are almost carbon copy :eek: I can understand, and realize thats how they did it "old school". Anyways, I agree, even thought they MAY (which I highly doubt since they had a mortgage and ccd's Im sure, they would need some type of acct to pay bills from these modern days- thats what builds credit) have extra cash- The hugest problem is that they are both smart as to act in front or strangers, having LE experience. They would know better than to flash $$ like that- ANY common-thinking person would do the same- They would wait, or hold on to it until the stranger was gone, or at least out of the way.

aussie_mum
06-24-2008, 11:23 PM
Devils advocate....

They were doing yard work so perhaps they were doing some other kind of work, maybe in the basement. Yancey asks Cax-Puluc to come down to the basement to have a look and see if he thinks he can do the work or if it can be done. He says it can be and Yancey hands his wife the $2000 to go get supplies from the hardware store not wanting to leave his wife alone with a stranger and so they can continue on with the yard work. I can't imagine that living the life as an illegal is particuarly safe so somewhere along the journey he spies and grabs a gun that was maybe out for cleaning etc and when he sees the cash knows it could be a big deal for him. He shoots the wife accidently while threatening her and then the husband shoots him with a gun he either has on him or is maybe kept down there.

mysteriew
06-25-2008, 11:55 PM
Good job playing devils advocate.

I thought that it might be possible that Cal-Puluc might have asked to go to the bathroom, slipped into the bedroom to see what he could get and found the gun. But I still keep coming up against the fact that a teen boy is also in this home, at least part time. So why weren't the weapons kept locked up when not being carried? Also, this dude is a stranger, if he was gone to the bathroom for very long wouldn't the hubby go looking for him? And I still wonder about him handing money to his wife in front of a stranger. This isn't some naive homeowner, this is a police officer, a person who I usually think of as suspicious of strangers. I would think that he would know better than to put that type of temptation out there in front of a stranger. Also, most pistols either have to be cocked or have the safety turned off so the accidental shooting is less likely. It is possible that if the guy was holding the gun on them, that the hubby could have tried to jump him and the weapon may have fired accidently hitting his wife. Though in that scenario, I am not sure when the hubby would have had the chance to grab his own weapon.

Emily Booth
06-26-2008, 12:21 AM
I'm not defending him but my father (65 years old) is the kind of man that does NOT have a checking account, savings only and rarely uses credit cards. When he charges say grandfather clock parts (it's very expensive for some of the clockworks $500-750 for the nicer ones) he will tell mom what to order online and to charge it, the next day he will come home with the cash and give it to mom so she can pay the bill as soon as possible. It's the same if he has the lp tanks filled up. He has the cash ready but the drivers won't take cash, so he pays mom the cash and she sends off a check from her account. WE were no where what most folks would call well off when I was a kid, but it was not uncommon for dad to have large amounts of cash around. It was the way his father was. They didn't believe in banks after the depression and gramps raised his kids the same way. Here's an odd example, gramps was ran over by a farming tractor and while he was in the hospital, one of the kids went out to his van to grab a can of paint to paint one of the rooms grams had planned to do and when they opened it, it was full of CASH! It turns out that gramps had over 10 paint cans full of cash in the back of his van and it was a little over $23,500 in cash. So I guess what I am trying to say is that you just can't jump to a conclusion because it's not the way you folks do things.

Now I will admit, dad would never hand that kind of cash over to mom with a total stranger around. Hell, he probably wouldn't do it in front of most family members simply because it's none of their business.

My dad sounds like your gramps and Dad is 82! Dad always kept several hundred dollars squirreled away (we were once robbed and they did not find Dad's stash). Dad always paid in cash.

Vegas Bride
06-26-2008, 12:35 AM
I would be very interested to looking at past transactions of this police officer, checking acct and credit card activity. If it showed normal use of using those for big purchases then IMO handing his wife 2,000 to go buy something just does not wash with me. Also him being a police officer, common sense tells me he would not have loaded guns just laying around or be flashing this type of money in front of a day laborer.

VB

Roxye
07-13-2008, 01:37 PM
I have been watching this case intensely. I found a blog that is also keeping close tabs on Derrick Yancey. In the comments section is the following....

I am a relative....a close one....It appears that Derrick decided that since he could no longer have Linda, (after she decided to get enough courage to leave his ass) and he decided that no one else would either. Not even her kids, mother, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews and other family members and friends who loved her so much. This entire story whatever it claims to be stinks. How long does an investigation take when it is only witness breathing to tell the lies that have been told! The truth is Derrick did not think this pre-meditated murder through. We all knew that Derrick was no longer a an Angel far from that....It is a shame that he used an innocent young man to take the rap for his evil doing. (the man can't live to tell us abt wht happended) I can't wait until the truth comes out so that all of us including Linda can have peace. This whole situation was crazy as hell. I just can't believe that Derrick really went through with killing Linda. He (Yancey) probably can't either. Derrick, were you that selfish and stupid that you could not just walk away or at least allowed Linda to walk away with her life? Was is that serious? I am sooo confused...and hurt. I noticed that you lost some of your coherent thinking skills a long time ago but damn..You didn't have to do her like that. Not my sweet Linda....you just didn't...
http://behindthebluewall.blogspot.com/2008/06/ga-who-believes-deputy-yancey-didnt.html

I am shocked we haven't heard anymore in the papers about Yancey. It seems pretty hush, hush to me. First, he is suspended (normal procedure), secondly it is said that the police want to speak with him, then the last thing we hear is his lawyer saying evidence can prove his innocence. Not another word since then....

I am eagerly awaiting the clearance of the police. You would think they would of stated openly by now if they suspect Yancey or if he has been cleared of any wrong doing.

mysteriew
07-13-2008, 01:57 PM
I've been kind of watching this one too. If LE suspects him but don't have evidence to arrest, they won't say anything. If they decide it was a legitimate shoot, they will eventually clear him. I'm still hoping that the tests (whatever tests they were able to run on the evidence) will show something conclusive. But that may take time.

Roxye
07-13-2008, 02:01 PM
I've been kind of watching this one too. If LE suspects him but don't have evidence to arrest, they won't say anything. If they decide it was a legitimate shoot, they will eventually clear him. I'm still hoping that the tests (whatever tests they were able to run on the evidence) will show something conclusive. But that may take time.

True, it could take time to find something conclusive. I am probably just being over-eager because I have thought this sounded fishy from the get-go. Justice is slow but usually it is fair. Let's hope the truth comes out in time, with an officer involved shooting, too often the truth never really comes out.

TGIRecovered
07-13-2008, 03:15 PM
I'm glad I'm not the only one hoping to hear of progress in this case.
I'm afraid it will all come down to whether the initial invesitgation was clean and efficient or not. It looks like Yancy put some thought in to this, so he probably made some effort to make the ballistics tests appear to show residue on the worker's hands. JMO

Susan

mysteriew
07-14-2008, 02:41 AM
I'm glad I'm not the only one hoping to hear of progress in this case.
I'm afraid it will all come down to whether the initial invesitgation was clean and efficient or not. It looks like Yancy put some thought in to this, so he probably made some effort to make the ballistics tests appear to show residue on the worker's hands. JMO

Susan

Yeah I am kinda afraid of that too. He is aware of forensics and would know how to stage many things. The only way they might catch him is by evidence that can't be altered like blood splatter and things. It is very possible they won't be able to charge on this one.

Roxye
07-14-2008, 03:49 PM
http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/dekalb/stories/2008/07/14/yancey_deputy_home_shooting.html

More than a month after a DeKalb County (http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/dekalb/index.html?cxntlid=linkr) 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.

Chicogirl36
08-02-2008, 10:28 PM
Any locals hear any news or speculation? What do most think that happened?

I think he did it and set up the laborer unfortunately.

Tom'sGirl
08-14-2008, 02:54 PM
Grand jury indicts former deputy sheriff for murder (http://www.fortmilltimes.com/124/story/256055.html)
Fort Mills Times - Fort Mill,SC,USA
Yancey told police that the day laborer, Marcial Cax-Puluc, had shot Linda Yancey to death in an apparent robbery attempt, and he killed Caz-Puluc. ...

Ex-Deputy Indicted on Two Counts of Murder (http://www.11alive.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=119820&catid=3)
WXIA-TV - Atlanta,GA,USA
Officials were working on getting Yancey to surrender. Yancey claimed that Marcial Cax-Puluc was an intruder who shot and killed his wife, Linda, ...

RiverRat
08-14-2008, 03:08 PM
Thanks for providing this update that sadly isn't a surprise.

Tom'sGirl
08-14-2008, 03:11 PM
Thanks for providing this update that sadly isn't a surprise.
Nope, no big surprise at all RR. His account of the crime from the beginning was lame :rolleyes:

TGIRecovered
08-14-2008, 03:29 PM
I am relieved to see that this one won't linger for years without charges. I'm tired of seeing this type of murder go unpunished.

Susan

christine2448
08-14-2008, 04:17 PM
Ex-deputy charged with killing wife and day laborer

Derrick Yancey has surrendered to authorities (http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/dekalb/stories/2008/08/14/dekalb_deputy_murder.html)

By DAVID MARKIEWICZ, DAVID SIMPSON
The Atlanta Journal-Const
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Former DeKalb County sheriff’s deputy Derrick Yancey was charged with murder Thursday in the shooting deaths of his wife and a day laborer at his home June 9.
Yancey was indicted on two counts of murder in the deaths of his wife, Linda Yancey, 44, and the laborer, Marcial Cax-Puluc, whom police said was age 23. Don Geary, DeKalb chief assistant district attorney, said Yancey, who resigned from the sheriff’s office on Monday, also faces two weapons charges in the incident.
http://img.coxnewsweb.com/C/07/29/67/image_7167297.jpg DeKalb Sheriff's Office
Linda Yancey had worked most recently as intake officer in the juvenile court.


http://img.coxnewsweb.com/C/06/32/67/image_7167326.jpg DeKalb Sheriff's Office
Derrick Yancey is a 17-year-veteran deputy whose job was to transport inmates.


Related links:

• Body of man shot by Dekalb deputy going back to Guatemala (http://www.ajc.com/news/content/metro/dekalb/stories//2008/06/21/wake_dekalb_guatemala.html)

• Roommates say Guatemalan man was timid, had no gun (http://www.ajc.com/news/content/metro/dekalb/stories//2008/06/18/day_laborer_investigation.html)

• Deputy had hired day laborer (http://www.ajc.com/news/content/metro/dekalb/stories/2008/06/11/dekalb_deputy_wife_shot.html)

• DeKalb deputy says he shot man who killed his wife (http://www.ajc.com/news/content/metro/dekalb/stories//2008/06/09/dekalb_deputy.html)



Yancey told police he killed Cax-Puluc after the illegal Guatemalan immigrant shot Linda Yancey. Derrick Yancey said he had hired Cax-Puluc to do yard work. He said the man found one of Yancey’s guns in his home and used it to try to rob Linda Yancey. Authorities believe Yancey killed both of them.

Lucy's mom
08-14-2008, 04:28 PM
[QUOTE=christine2448;2498801]Ex-deputy charged with killing wife and day laborerQUOTE]

Thanks for updating us...I knew it!!!!

mysteriew
08-14-2008, 06:35 PM
I am actually surprised. LOL, not that he is accused of it, but that he was actually charged. I really wondered if he would get by with it.

concernedperson
08-14-2008, 06:36 PM
Yep, Yancey is charged with double murder. We all thought it but like to believe the best in people when circumstances show otherwise.

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/dekalb/stories/2008/08/14/dekalb_deputy_murder.html?cxntlid=homepage_tab_new stab

joe jones
08-15-2008, 12:27 PM
There was a similar case to this a few years ago, can't remember the names of the people involved, where a woman was harrassed by a man who had driven her home from the airport, her husband called the individual over to there home to sort out the problems, and he killed the man, and then killed his wife, he told LE that he had some upon the man killing his wife and killed the man in self defence

I wonder if the deputy had ever heard of this case, the man in this case was convicted,

mysteriew
08-15-2008, 07:41 PM
Friends of Guatemalan man relieved at deputy’s arrest

Jose Cax Puluc never believed his brother was a killer. But DeKalb County sheriff’s Deputy Derrick Yancey claimed day laborer Marcial Cax Puluc killed Yancy’s wife in an armed robbery June 9, forcing Yancey to shoot him.

However, on Thursday, a DeKalb grand jury indicted the deputy, accusing him of both slayings.



Marcial Cax-Puluc had been in the United States six months when he was killed.

DeKalb Sheriff's Office

Linda Yancey had worked most recently as intake officer in the juvenile court.
Related links:

• Deputy charged with murder of wife, day laborer

• Body of man shot by Dekalb deputy going back to Guatemala

• Deputy had hired day laborer

• DeKalb deputy says he shot man who killed his wife

• DeKalb County newsRelatives and friends of the young illegal immigrant from Guatemala insisted from the beginning of the investigation that he was not a violent person.

His 30-year-old brother, Jose Cax Puluc, reached by phone Thursday as he painted a house in Florida, paused when told the news.

http://www.ajc.com/wireless/content/metro/dekalb/stories/2008/08/14/dekalb_deputy_murder.html

Tom'sGirl
08-28-2008, 11:58 PM
Victim’s family upset ex-deputy got bond (http://www.ajc.com/wireless/content/metro/dekalb/stories/2008/08/28/deputy_gets_house_arrest.html)
Atlanta Journal Constitution - GA, USA
By DAVID SIMPSON

Former DeKalb County sheriff’s deputy Derrick Yancey can await his double murder trial under house arrest and a $150,000 bond a judge ruled Thursday.

Chicogirl36
08-29-2008, 01:07 AM
Victim’s family upset ex-deputy got bond (http://www.ajc.com/wireless/content/metro/dekalb/stories/2008/08/28/deputy_gets_house_arrest.html)
Atlanta Journal Constitution - GA, USA
By DAVID SIMPSON

Former DeKalb County sheriff’s deputy Derrick Yancey can await his double murder trial under house arrest and a $150,000 bond a judge ruled Thursday.


Thanks TG for the latest info- What a freaking shame- :behindbar:behindbar

Quoted form above article:

Workman’s order quoted a Georgia law which makes defendants eligible for release on bond if they pose “no significant risk” of fleeing, intimidating witnesses or committing other crimes. Unlike many other states, Workman wrote, Georgia does not further restrict bond for murder defendants unless they have been convicted of a prior violent crime.

I obviously don't live in GA, but I find it hard to believe that this "law" (and I do mean that lightly) is used as often as they are making it sound. He did this is in his own jurasdiction, and as much as his ex-cowrkers/friends dont want to admit he did it, it seems they are making it very easy for him. Look how long it took to arrest him- ANyone else would have been picked up on the spot until proven innocent.

What a shame- poor Mrs, Yancy is getting bullied by him from the grave. He gets to sit at his mom's house, get waited on hand and foot, and Im sure there will be PLENTY of delays to keep him out a while!! What a SHAME!! :mad:

mysteriew
08-29-2008, 01:59 AM
It sounds like there may be some court issues. I read an earlier article where the district attorney asked for the Dekalb judges to recuse themselves from the case because of the fact that Yancy had worked in their court. The judges refused.

If the law is really written that way, then they really do need to look at it. This way a person could go into one of their schools and blow away 30-40 kids and get out on bond as long as he didn't have a prior record.

Chicogirl36
08-29-2008, 02:44 AM
Just doesnt seem right- Georgia would be over run be criminals is this were a commonly used law. Looks like his lawyer dusted off his case books and found this by the skin of his teeth.

Im sure he is not as much as a flight risk as the avge Joe, but look at Thomas Campano- He was a polititian and that is the only one I can think of now- Seems like the court is already showing some bias IMO in his case. I hope he serves the prpoper sentence for at least his wife and childreen's sake- Thay have already lost both parents, but at least the monster who did this will pay for killing their mom and a stranger to boot!! Plus- Im sure he lied straight to his WHOLE families faces and continues to do so!

What a POS!!! Hee needs to bunk up with Bobby Cutts- They are 2 peas in a pod!

Sorry for the rant- I just dont think this is fair at all!!!

ShowerSinger
04-13-2009, 12:35 AM
Hey everyone! He cut off his ankle monitor last week, and fled his mother's home. No telling where he is now.

SewingDeb
04-13-2009, 12:42 AM
Manhunt continues for former deputy

http://www.ajc.com/services/content/metro/stories/2009/04/10/metrail0410.html

SewingDeb
04-13-2009, 12:50 AM
Ex-Deputy Derrick Yancey Spotted At Bus Station

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/19160131/detail.html

Chicogirl36
04-13-2009, 04:24 AM
Hey everyone! He cut off his ankle monitor last week, and fled his mother's home. No telling where he is now.


omg Showersinger- I wonder what made him do something SOOO stupid? Was he even looking at the DP? I just read this and am in shock. :eek:

I am going to check AMW and a couple other sites and see what they have to say!!

PS- Thanks for the update- :blowkiss:

snipped from article:
Judge Linda Warren Hunter has since revoked Yancey’s bond. A Magistrate Court report earlier this week showed a string of errors —- from not calling authorities immediately after it appeared Yancey tampered with the bracelet to voice mail messages left unanswered for hours —- helped Yancey escape.
http://www.ajc.com/services/content/metro/stories/2009/04/10/metrail0410.html

I wonder how many of his inside contacts helped delay his get-a-way? One good thing we can count on, althought he is a cop, he is a dumb one and should be caught fairly soon. I hope he doesnt go after his son that he used to beat up, but he is probably protected/warned by all of this. What a shame to both victims!

TGIRecovered
04-13-2009, 09:53 AM
I'm wondering if the bus station appearance may have been deliberate on Yancy's part. If it was a mistake, he would have had to be drunk, high, or stupid. Being a cop, he knows that the first thing you do when someone is on the run is alert the bus and tain stations, the airport, truck stops and DPS.
If he left the area, he probably went by private car, but I'm betting he's hidden out close to home until things cool off.
He thinks he is clever, that's why he thought he could get away with premeditated murder.:loser:

JMO
Susan

LaWanda
06-04-2009, 11:53 AM
http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/dekalb/stories/2009/06/03/yancey_deputy_double_murder.html?cxntlid=homepage_ tab_newstab

Video cameras picked up former DeKalb sheriff’s deputy Derrick Yancey at the Atlanta bus station in April just a few hours after he removed his ankle monitoring bracelet in order to escape, DeKalb Sheriff Thomas Brown said Thursday.

Yancey, charged with murder, escaped Atlanta on a westbound Greyhound bus and then disappeared somewhere between Phoenix and Los Angeles, Brown said.


More at link ...

mysteriew
06-04-2009, 01:06 PM
Sounds to me like Yancey got tired of sitting in jail. My guess would be that Yancey doesn't intend to return. As in when they catch him, he may be planning suicide by cop. I only hope he doesn't take anyone else out with him. And he has already shown that he is capable of that.

laura08
06-04-2009, 04:42 PM
http://www.cbsatlanta.com/news/19656304/detail.html update

Weeks before he disappeared, he applied to receive a lump sum payment of his pension that he had contributed to DeKalb County,” Brown said.

That pension was worth $18,000, which the sheriff said was divided among family members.

The sheriff said those relatives may have helped Yancey leave the area. The relatives are now persons of interest in the case, Brown said.

Authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to Yancey's recapture.

Chicogirl36
06-04-2009, 04:55 PM
When Yancey was on AMW, I almost choked!! He KNOWS who is waiting for a cop-killing cop like himself when he gets to jail (hope that made sense) and he knows that they're going to get his butt and good !!! I would NOT be surprised if he didn't chicken out :chicken: and take his own life rather than face the music? Why else would he lie about the WHOLE story,and then flee from house arrest? This isnt an average citizen, he is a trained officer who knows the ramifications of his actions to this point.

Mrs Yancey and the day helper did NOTHING to deserve this- SICKKO!!!!!!

I have a feeling he will be a HARD catch!!!!

Mia
06-04-2009, 05:13 PM
Just discovered this case. Wow, this Sheriff Yancey character sounds like a complete idiot. He thought he could murder his wife, along with a foreigner, and just blame it on the foreigner? It doesn't sound like much more planning went into it than that. And now he escapes from jail and goes to a bus station, one of the first places LE would look for him? The stupidity of these guys who continually think they can murder their wives (and in this case, an additional innocent for staging purposes) and get away with it just confounds me. Enough of these cases have occurred that when a married woman is murdered, her spouse is always the primary suspect. Apparently these murderers haven't realized this yet. The arrogance and stupidity and selfishness are just incredible. Who would ever see murder as a favorable alternative to divorce?

Chicogirl36
06-04-2009, 09:17 PM
Just discovered this case. Wow, this Sheriff Yancey character sounds like a complete idiot. He thought he could murder his wife, along with a foreigner, and just blame it on the foreigner? It doesn't sound like much more planning went into it than that. And now he escapes from jail and goes to a bus station, one of the first places LE would look for him? The stupidity of these guys who continually think they can murder their wives (and in this case, an additional innocent for staging purposes) and get away with it just confounds me. Enough of these cases have occurred that when a married woman is murdered, her spouse is always the primary suspect. Apparently these murderers haven't realized this yet. The arrogance and stupidity and selfishness are just incredible. Who would ever see murder as a favorable alternative to divorce?


Great quote and :Welcome-12-june: and :wave:

mysteriew
06-05-2009, 10:08 PM
Former DeKalb County sheriff’s deputy and now fugitive murder suspect Derrick Yancey escaped Atlanta on a westbound Greyhound bus and then vanished somewhere between Phoenix and Los Angeles, Sheriff Thomas Brown said Thursday.

snip...Investigators suspect Yancey may have altered his appearance by either growing a full beard, growing his hair longer or possibly shaving his head.

The video from the Atlanta bus station showed him with a new mustache, longer hair and the beginnings of a beard
http://www.ajc.com/services/content/printedition/2009/06/05/yancey0605.html

He's now using the name David Brown

Tonia
07-07-2009, 10:55 PM
Video Released of Yancey Buying Ticket

A former sheriff's deputy accused of killing his wife and a day laborer was videotaped at an Atlanta bus station just hours after removing an ankle monitor in order to escape, officials said Thursday.

Former DeKalb sheriff's deputy Derrick Yancey is charged with killing his wife and a day laborer. He escaped home confinement in April and went on the run.

The video from an Atlanta greyhound station is the first look at him since.

DeKalb Sheriff Thomas Brown said Yancey could be in Mexico. DeKalb officials have video of him at bus stations in Atlanta and Dallas.

"We suspect that the family of Derrick Yancey assisted in his escape and are responsible with the financial and overall support of Mr. Yancey while at large," said DeKalb Sheriff Thomas Brown.

Brown also said that Yancey had cashed out his $18,000 pension and paid cash for his bus ticket.

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/news/DeKalb_Police_to_Release_Yancey_Video_060409

Fairy1
07-07-2009, 11:37 PM
Sheesh! I guess I missed the news that this idiot had escaped. I would expect him to be in Mexico by now. But honestly, he's obviously not the sharpest tool in the shed, so I can't see him being on the lam for too long. I hope they know exactly what family members have helped him get away. Hope it was worth it for them!

Chicogirl36
07-08-2009, 02:14 AM
I sure hope that the family member's helping him isnt his son. He does have a son, but they have a violent relationship. LE has been called out and he was charded, but dropped- good read. I cant imagine the son helping after he murdered his mother.

Wonder who is helping that POS? They will trace him down soon if thats the point. Its getting harder to hide out in Mexico with AMW being world-wide.


http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/dekalb/stories/2008/06/11/dekalb_deputy_wife_shot.html

cassiusleuth
07-08-2009, 10:36 AM
WOW--the judge in this case should be very proud of themselves for giving a presumed double murderer $150K bond. And why haven't the family members who helped in the escape been arrested yet.

I hope they find this POS and put him in general pop (he will not last long there). This is horrible those poor people never deserved this..

oh_gal
07-08-2009, 11:05 AM
I remember a story just like this on one of those crime shows on the tru channel (where they reinact real crimes).... husband was downstairs, heard commotion upstairs, found man attacking his wife, had to shoot man. Turns out the man was a hapless victim too, the driver of a taxi service the wife used at the airport recently, the husband "arranged" for him to stop over, the man found the wife dead, and then was killed by the husband who called police to say this disgruntled taxi driver came over and killed his wife because she wrote a letter to his boss about his bad driving.

SuziQ
09-21-2009, 01:00 PM
DeKalb County officials are set to announce "significant developments" in the search for a former sheriff's deputy who escaped custody after he was accused of killing his wife and a day laborer.

County officials say Sheriff Thomas Brown is expected to release the new details Monday on the case involving Derrick Yancey.

More at link:
http://www.cbsatlanta.com/news/21037690/detail.html

joe jones
09-21-2009, 04:20 PM
I remember a story just like this on one of those crime shows on the tru channel (where they reinact real crimes).... husband was downstairs, heard commotion upstairs, found man attacking his wife, had to shoot man. Turns out the man was a hapless victim too, the driver of a taxi service the wife used at the airport recently, the husband "arranged" for him to stop over, the man found the wife dead, and then was killed by the husband who called police to say this disgruntled taxi driver came over and killed his wife because she wrote a letter to his boss about his bad driving.


I remember watching a show about this case, at first he was believed, but some cops thought there was something hinky about him, and upon reviewing the crime scene photos his story did not add up,

another one who thought he was smarter than he actually is,

and this deputy want be convincing many of his innocence after he fled to Belize and went drinking in a bar

oceanblueeyes
09-21-2009, 08:16 PM
http://www.cbsatlanta.com/news/21037690/detail.html

Feds: Derrick Yancey Found In Belize
Derrick Yancey Accused In 2008 Shootings


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Derrick Yancey, a former DeKalb County sheriff's deputy who escaped custody after he was accused of killing his wife and a day laborer, was in custody Monday in Belize, federal officials announced.

Agents with the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security tracked Yancey and located him at a local bar in Punta Gora, Belize.

mysteriew
09-22-2009, 12:36 AM
http://www.cbsatlanta.com/news/21037690/detail.html

Feds: Derrick Yancey Found In Belize
Derrick Yancey Accused In 2008 Shootings


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Derrick Yancey, a former DeKalb County sheriff's deputy who escaped custody after he was accused of killing his wife and a day laborer, was in custody Monday in Belize, federal officials announced.

Agents with the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security tracked Yancey and located him at a local bar in Punta Gora, Belize.

LOL, it says they located him, it doesn't say if he is now in custody.

I am glad that they have finally found him. I honestly wondered if they ever would.

ohiogirl
09-22-2009, 10:58 AM
Too bad for him! What an idiot. Good luck in prison Yancey.Thanks for the updates.

UdbCrzy2
07-26-2011, 01:31 PM
Former Georgia deputy gets life in murders of wife, day laborer

Decatur, Georgia (CNN) -- A former Georgia sheriff's deputy convicted of murder in the slaying of his wife and a day laborer in 2008 was sentenced Friday to two consecutive life sentences plus five years in prison.

That means that Derrick Yancey, 51, will have to serve at least 60 years before he is eligible for parole.

He stared straight forward and showed no emotion as a Superior Court judge imposed the sentence for the murders of Linda Yancey, 44, who was also a sheriff's deputy, and Marcial Cax-Puluc, 23, a day laborer from Guatemala.

Referring to Linda Yancey, Judge Linda Hunter said, "She was an officer, she was a wife, she was a mother, she was a daughter, she was a sister, she was a friend. Mr. Cax-Puluc, who had barely began to live his life, he died that day. It's not lost on the court, and probably yourself, that today an officer has fallen because you were a law enforcement officer entrusted with so many responsibilities."

http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/11/19/georgia.deputy.killer/

oceanblueeyes
07-26-2011, 03:04 PM
His trial is being shown on IS this week.

imo