November 19th, 2010
05:34 PM ET

Former sheriff's deputy gets life for killing wife, day laborer

A former Georgia sheriff's deputy convicted of murdering 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.

Yancey 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.

The defendant told police that he shot Cax-Puluc in self-defense after
the day laborer had shot his wife. Prosecutors argued that Yancey was the lone gunman and that he hired Cax-Puluc as part of an elaborate plan to kill his wife.


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  1. Frank

    Don't drop the soap

    November 19, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. duke

    That means he'll do 5 and be back in the woods hunting in no time!

    November 19, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Numbaoneballa

    Shocking a pig was convicted of a murder

    November 19, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. kay nwk

    Bet yall he thought he was gonna get a slap on the wrist! NOT!

    November 20, 2010 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
  5. TeeJay

    Probably thought he could kill his hired assassin to keep from paying him.

    November 20, 2010 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  6. kim

    I guess since he worked in law enforcement he felt he could outwit his colleagues and they where not as smart, and he was going to get away with murder. I guess he was proven WRONG!

    November 20, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. sadworld

    Idiot. He gona do 5 plus 60. So no wood for him but bars and nasty inmates to do him good. Gross

    November 20, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Devara

    Dirty cops get special treatment in jail. This guy won't be able to sit down for the next 60 years.

    December 7, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  9. COP

    Dont worry, he'll be living fine. They DO not put former law enforcement officers in general population. He will be safe. He'll be with other former disgraced law enforcement officers/politicians.

    January 5, 2011 at 3:19 am | Report abuse |
  10. tony

    i hope he gets what he has coming to him i wish him no luck he is a murder and for real he should of got the chair

    August 9, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Zach

    I don't think he should have gotten the chair, I think they should have just shoved him in general population because think about it the police are the ones who put people in jail so what do you think an inmate is going to do when they see him? Think about it.

    September 13, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |