A North Texas county where two prosecutors were fatally shot has a new district attorney as two suspects in the killings remain in custody.
The wife of a former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace was taken into custody early Wednesday morning and charged with capital murder.
Area pastors presented Kaufman County Judge Bruce Wood with nearly 200 prayer cards filled out by parishoners of 15 churches in the community.
Authorities investigating the murders of a Texas prosecutor and his wife believe a former county official sent a threatening email to law officers three days after the killings.
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.