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Interim DA Brandi Fernandez (Credit: CBS 11)

Kaufman County Judicial System Getting Back To Normal

Brandi Fernandez was tapped to lead the District Attorney’s office on an interim basis after Mike McLelland’s assassination in March. But now that a new DA has stepped in full time, Ms. Fernandez has taken her leave.

05/01/2013

Interim DA Brandi Fernandez (Credit: CBS 11)

Interim DA Praises McLellands, Perry Doubles Reward

Unnerved, but poised, Brandi Fernandez spoke lovingly about her former boss, Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia just days after they were murdered.
Fernandez says, “He and Cynthia were the mom and dad of the office. I still kind of expect him to walk through with a plate of cookies that she cooked us.”

04/04/2013

Interim DA Brandi Fernandez (Credit: CBS 11)

Interim DA Says Staff ‘Unnerved’ By Killings

The prosecutor who has replaced the district attorney murdered in North Texas says her staff is “unnerved” but will continue to adhere to their oath to serve the community.

04/04/2013

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Expert: Texas Prison Gangs Unlikely Involved In Kaufman County Killings

Federal, state, and local investigators say they’re following up on all tips they received as they hunt for whoever killed Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland, his wife Cynthia, and Assistant DA Mark Hasse.

CBS 11–04/03/2013

I-Team: Acting Kaufman County DA Named, Governor Has Three Weeks To Appoint Replacement

The CBS 11 I-Team confirmed two attorneys have already thrown their names in the hat for the Kaufman DA vacancy.

CBS 11–04/01/2013