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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Forsyth County gunman felt singled out & life destroyed

Dennis Marx, top left, was shot dead Friday morning after driving a Nissan Armada onto the steps of the Forsyth County courthouse. Deputy Daniel Rush, lower left, the first law enforcement officer to engage Marx, was shot in the leg.


 Wow. I sort of understand what this guy was going through dealing with the criminal justice system in Georgia, however he totally flipped out. I must say he is totally correct, once in the clutches of the injustice system, they can paint you anyway they like. All of this over a marijuana charge? Rudiculous.



source:AJC


On the same day Dennis Marx engaged deputies in a gunfight at the Forsyth County courthouse, the criminal case that left him feeling victimized was set to be concluded.

But the damage had been done, said Wayne Crisci, who knew Marx for three decades. His friend felt helpless and increasingly desperate.

“He’s not what they’re painting him to be. He’s not a black helicopter guy,” said Crisci, rejecting any notion of Marx being an anti-government zealot. “He was a good person. Helped me out of a lot of jams.”

Marx, heavily armed and wearing two sets of bulletproof vests, was shot dead Friday morning after driving a Nissan Armada onto the steps of the courthouse. According to Forsyth Sheriff Duane Piper, Marx intended to ram the SUV into the building and attach bombs to hostages.

Deputy Daniel Rush, the first law enforcement officer to engage Marx, was shot in the leg and remains in stable condition at a local hospital, according to a sheriff’s spokesman.

As the bullets flew outside, Marx’s newly hired lawyer Manny Arora waited for his client to show up in Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Bagley’s courtroom for a hearing on charges of marijuana possession with the intent to distribute and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Arora declined comment, but Marx’s former attorney, Ann Shafer, said a “very reasonable” plea deal had been reached.

“It’s very confusing to me because he had a plea worked out — 60 days to serve, which means he actually serves 30,” Sheriff Piper told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Everything had worked his way.”

But in the nearly three years since his arrest, Marx had lost much of his savings and his ability to make a living, said Crisci, a former co-worker who added that his children called Marx “Uncle Dennis.”

“(Marx) felt it was a money grab,” he said. During one of their last conversations Marx told him he was going to lose his home.
In a federal lawsuit filed last year, Marx said Forsyth deputies violated his constitutional rights by engaging in an illegal search of his home. He also alleged he was beaten during his arrest.

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