Convicted fugitive on the run after allegedly killing mother

A Georgia man facing decades in prison allegedly killed his mother, cut off his ankle bracelet and was on the run from authorities on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019.
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He probably knows people all around the country being a lawyer. The US Marshal service is leading a nationwide manhunt for disbarred attorney Richard Merritt. Frankly am guys what do they investigators assigned to track down the fugitive. He could be anywhere we think he may be anywhere in the co. After getting his affairs in order mayor was supposed to turn himself into the -- county jail on February 1. But some point and and that time frame he killed his mother and went on around. Police say merit stabbed his mother to death in DeKalb county and Stoller 2009 Lexus RX 350. We Georgia license plate CBV 6004. We don't know what's going on with him it is very unpredictable this has the earmarks of somebody who's desperate. And desperate people can do desperate things fill hallways of criminal defense attorney basic Cobb County familiar with the case if he has told friends from college or from wall school out another state. People may very well be under surveillance at this time the US marshals say the former lawyer is considered armed and dangerous and there is some concern mirrored could seek revenge. On his former clients who reported him to police he could hurt her care or someone else of this port.

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