DECATUR, Ga. -- A DeKalb County grand jury has indicted a former sheriff's deputy on two counts of murder in the June 9 shooting deaths of his wife and a day laborer killed in the deputy's home.
Derrick Yancey, a 17 year veteran at the DeKalb County Jail, turned himself in at 2:45 p.m. Thursday afternoon.
Yancey told police early in the investigation that he shot and killed day laborer Marcial Cux-Puluc, who Yancey claimed fatally shot his wife Linda at his home on Mountain View Pass.
But today, DeKalb County's Assistant District Attorney Don P. Geary said ballistics tests didn't add up. He would not give any details but says the evidence will prove that Yancey shot his wife and Cux-Puluc.
Geary would not disclose evidence or a motive that led to Yancey's indictment on two counts of malice murder and two counts of possession of a handgun during a felony.
Yancey's attorney Keith Adams said his client expected this would happen.
"Everyone is presumed innocent in a court of law. It doesn't matter whether you're charged with shoplifting or murder," Adams said