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Sun Feb 10, 2019, 10:16 PM

A disbarred Georgia attorney is on the run after allegedly killing his mother

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Source: CNN

Richard Merritt had been sentenced to 15 years in prison and 15 years on probation after being convicted of stealing money from his clients and elder abuse. The court found him guilty on more than 30 counts of theft, forgery and elder exploitation.

He was given until 5 p.m. on February 1 to get his affairs in order before turning himself in.

Instead, the US Marshal Service says he cut off his ankle monitor and fled.

The day after Merritt was supposed to surrender, his mother, Shirley Merritt, was found violently killed. Her car was missing, while Merritt's vehicle was found at the scene, the US Marshal Service said in a statement.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/10/us/georgia-disbarred-attorney-manhunt/index.html



This guy was a real bastard, repeatedly settling lawsuits without his clients' knowledge and pocketed the money for himself.

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Reply A disbarred Georgia attorney is on the run after allegedly killing his mother (Original post)
groundloop Feb 10 OP
2naSalit Feb 10 #1
iluvtennis Feb 10 #2
mpcamb Feb 10 #3
Control-Z Feb 11 #4
UpInArms Feb 11 #5
Progressive Jones Feb 11 #6
B Stieg Feb 11 #7
hlthe2b Feb 11 #8
MiniMe Feb 11 #9
JudyM Feb 11 #10

Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 10:23 PM

1. He's been on the run for almost two weeks?

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 10:44 PM

2. What a bastard- elder abuse and then the ultimate abuse of his mom. Lock. Him. Up.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 11:50 PM

3. Ankle bracelet or not, why would you let him loose in the first place?


To 'clean up' his affairs?
Nice job, Corn Cobb County

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Response to mpcamb (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:26 AM

4. That was my only question.

Who let someone like that loose? He was facing 15 years in prison. 15 years! Who would show up, on their own, for that?

He must have been a real good guy. You know, like an upstanding (white) citizen, and a pillar of the community, to be left on his own to do the right thing.

If you're wondering, no, I did not click on the link to read "more".

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 01:48 AM

5. Here's his pic

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 01:51 AM

6. Why is there so much crazy in the South? We have our share up North but,

I hear more news about Southern craziness (especially Florida) than from any other region.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 02:08 AM

7. Ladies and Gentlemen, your next AG of the USA!

If Barr refuses to fire Mueller...

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 05:56 AM

8. Not the first GA lawyer to become a homocidal sociopath (anyone remember Judge Jerry Tokars)

Uggh....
There have been some really horrendous cases like this in GA:

https://www.ajc.com/news/notorious-atlanta-convict-turns-prosecution-witness/fYCfvLMRSx71Srj0SkGYAI/
Twenty years ago, Fred Tokars destroyed his family and turned Atlanta upside down when he had his wife shot to death in front of his two young sons.

The sensational case dominated the headlines in 1992 and electrified Atlanta’s legal community: Tokars was a high-profile attorney who was a fixture inside the courtroom and a recognizable name outside of it, thanks to advertisements peddling his legal skills.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:48 AM

9. Don't tell me....

tRump supporter?

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:39 AM

10. Locking.

This post was alerted on for not meeting the LBN requirement of important news of national interest. Forum hosts agree, so we are locking. Please consider reposting in GD or Georgia instead.

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