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).

ALL IN THE FAMILY! The husband of former DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer has pleaded guilty to illegally obtaining county funds to help fund his and his wife’s personal lives

Husband of Former DeKalb Commissioner Pleads Guilty Theft of Funds

The husband and wife concocted a scheme to use county funds to pay for personal expenses.
By Justin Ove (Patch Staff)
February 26, 2015 at 11:47am

Husband of Former DeKalb Commissioner Pleads Guilty Theft of Funds
The husband of former DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer has pleaded guilty to illegally obtaining county funds to help fund his and his wife’s personal lives, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced this week.

John Boyer brewed up a kickback scheme which saw Boyer hire a family friend as an advisor, who then submitted invoices to the county to the tune of $80,000, prosecutors said. As it turns out, the advisor did nothing to benefit DeKalb County, and $60,000 of the invoice money was funneled into the Boyers’ bank account to alleviate their personal financial problems.

Elaine Boyer resigned from the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners on Aug. 25, 2014 and subsequently pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiring to commit mail fraud and wire fraud. Her sentencing hearing will be held on March 20.

John Boyer pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit mail fraud, and will be sentenced on March 6.