51-year-old former Dekalb County Sheriff’s Deputy Derrick Yancey was found guilty Wednesday afternoon after a trial in which the jury found him guilty of two counts of murder and two counts of weapon possession.
While out on bail before trial Yancey cut off his ankle bracelet and tried to flee to Belize. He was captured and returned to the Dekalb County Jail.
Yancey killed his wife Linda along with a day laborer inside their Stone Mountain, Georgia home two years ago. Sentencing hasn’t been scheduled yet but Yancey faces 30-70 years in prison.