Man accused of stabbing mother to death in DeKalb County

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One of my people was represented by this guy, and he stole $45,000.00 of her settlement. She and some other victims testified in Court a couple weeks ago. He was sentenced to 30 years, with 15 to serve. He was supposed to turn himself in 02/01/2019. He did not show up.

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Man accused of stabbing mother to death in DeKalb County
Police are still looking for the son, who now faces a murder charge.
https://www.11alive.com/article/news/crime/man-accused-of-stabbing-mother-to-death-in-dekalb-county/85-60b7a143-0ff4-4d79-9a25-ba9121de2b4c
Author: WXIA Staff
Published: 10:08 PM EST February 2, 2019
Updated: 10:49 PM EST February 2, 2019

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — A man accused of killing his mother in a vicious attack is now wanted by DeKalb Police.

Around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, police said Shirley Merritt’s son, Richard Merritt, stabbed her to death inside of her home located on Planters Row.

Merritt is 44 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 175 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. Police have issued a warrant for his arrest on a charge of murder.
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He may be driving his mother’s brown 2009 Lexus RX350 with a Georgia tag reading CBV6004.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Richard Merritt is asked to call the DeKalb County Police Department at 770-724-7850 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477 (TIPS).

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