|Seen||"'Til Death Do Us Part"|
|Status||Living, Arrested for murder|
|Relationships|| Mrs. Merrick (mother)|
Wendell Merrick (brother)
Thomas Merrick was half owner of a family business. His brother, Wendell Merrick, stood to inherit the other half upon marrying. Merrick concocted a scheme with a female confidence artist for the woman to impersonate the deceased Eunice McGinty and marry Thomas's brother. When the brother, who was homosexual, became nervous about marrying, Thomas killed him in a rage. "McGinty" dosed him with heroin before attempting to skip town, but he recovered.