Sources told CBS 11 News that former Justice of the Peace Eric Williams will be charged with capital murder in the deaths of Mike and Cynthia McLelland, and Mark Hasse.
CBS 11 has confirmed the FBI is searching the home of former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Eric Williams in connection with the Kaufman County murders.
According to the e-mail, McLelland’s family chose to end their relationship with him “in light of the past few days of press releases without us looking at them before they were released for publication.”
With no arrests in the Kaufman County murders, there are lingering questions about the reward money being offered for information on the cases.
Standing with close family friends, Christina Foreman talked about the murder of her mother Cynthia McLelland and her husband Mike McLelland, Kaufman County’s District Attorney.
Authorities with the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office on Monday responded to comments made by a spokesman for the family of murdered district attorney Mike McLelland and his wife.
The family of slain Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McClelland said Saturday they were “furious” with the way the investigation into the murder has been handled, and they called those responsible for the shootings “idiots.”
Nearly one week after the murders of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia, there is an effort to raise more reward money to find their killers.
At the 2 Sisters Quilt Shoppe in Kaufman’s courthouse square, friends remember Cynthia McLelland. Bonnie DeLay says, “It’s just an awful loss. We’re never going to get to share those times again.” Cathy Spurlock says, “We’re going to miss that smile, if she wasn’t smiling, she was singing.”
The funeral for Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife is under way Friday in Wortham. The town of some 1,000 residents is about 75 miles south of Dallas.
A slain North Texas district attorney and his wife were mourned Thursday by a shaken community that recalled the couple’s love, warmth and public service as law enforcement continued the search for their killers.
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.”