November 3rd, 2010
10:37 PM ET

Former Georgia sheriff's deputy guilty of killing wife, worker

A jury in Decatur, Georgia, found former Sheriff's Deputy Derrick Yancey, 49, guilty Wednesday of murder in the shooting deaths of his wife and a day laborer.

The 12-member jury deliberated for about 22 hours before returning their guilty verdicts on two counts of malice murder and two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in the June 9, 2008, killings of Linda Yancey, 44, and Marcial Cax-Puluc, 23.

Yancey was apprehended on Sept. 21, 2009, in Punta Gorda, Belize, where he had fled after escaping house arrest.

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  1. WhiteKong78

    Tough guy. There's a real man.

    November 3, 2010 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Freebird

    Sounds like a crime of passion. Details are sketchy.....I prefer a little more info when I read a story.

    November 4, 2010 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  3. Michelle

    Always happy when the glove fits...

    November 4, 2010 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  4. cam

    true story

    November 4, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  5. jerryfelldown

    Y did the day laborer have to pay for his limp di=k disease.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  6. j rob

    Obamas fault!!!

    November 4, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  7. j rob

    That's what she gets for cheating on him.. And what a lesson the day laborer.. Screw my wife ill take ur life.. Well done deputy..

    November 4, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  8. McLovin

    how dumb can you be, you dont bang some physco cops wife, you might catch something! Got Lead ?

    November 4, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |