DEKALB CO – (WAOK) – A judge has not yet decided whether to grant former DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputy, Derrick Yancey a new trial. Yancey who was convicted in 20-10 for the murder of his wife and a day worker, wants another trial, because he doesn’t feel, the two public defenders who represented him, the first time, did enough, to defend him. Yancey’s attorney says those lawyers did not call an expert blood witness, that she says would have helped his case, but those original attorneys say, the blood expert would not have helped him. Yancey shot and killed his wife, Linda and day laborer Marcial Cax Pulac, at the couple’s home in 20-08, then claimed he acted in self defense. While Yancey was out on bond, he fled the country, and was eventually arrested in Belize. The judge is not expected to decide on a re-trial until next month.
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