District Attorney Mike McLelland

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Wife: Accused Kaufman Co. DA Murderer Was Gleeful After Killings

In chilling detail, a woman accused of murder told a courtroom how her husband joyfully planned and carried out the murders of an East Texas district attorney, his wife and the DA’s top prosecutor.

CBS 11–12/16/2014

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Prosecution Admits Mistake As Williams’ Punishment Phase Continues

The lead prosecutor in the capital murder trial for Eric Williams admitted today that “we messed up” by claiming 13 guns belonged to Williams, when they do not.

12/12/2014

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Eric Williams’ Defense Team Takes Over In Effort To Save Him From Death Penalty

Defense lawyers tried to convince a jury that former JP Eric Williams’ murderous rage was triggered by a wrongful conviction, orchestrated by a ‘cluster of powerful people’ in East Texas.

12/10/2014

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Weapons Displayed During Punishment Phase Of Kaufman Co. Trial

Prosecutors displayed 64 weapons and ammunition seized from Eric Williams’ storage unit after three murders in Kaufman County.

CBS 11–12/09/2014

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Accused Kaufman County DA Murderer Doesn’t Take Stand

Eric Williams, the man standing trial for the murders that shook Kaufman County residents, stood up and told the judge Wednesday that he would not take the witness stand in his own defense.

CBS 11–12/03/2014

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Kaufman County Murder Trial: Day 3 Updates

In the third day of Williams’ capital murder trial, prosecutors called several witnesses in an effort to tie the defendant to the Easter email – sent hours after the McLellands deaths to a Crime Stoppers tip line

12/03/2014

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Kaufman County Murder Trial: Day 2 Updates

In the weeks and months before a Texas DA, his wife and a prosecutor were gunned down in Kaufman County, the man accused of killing them inquired about how to get rid of part of a high-powered weapon, according to testimony today.

12/02/2014

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Kaufman Co. Murder Trial Underway

The capital murder trial of former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Eric Williams got underway on Monday morning in Rockwall County.

12/01/2014

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Jury Selection Begins In Kaufman Murders; Many Unhappy Trial Moved

Prosecutors and defense attorneys began interviewing the first three potential jurors in the upcoming Eric Williams murder trial, which made national headlines last year.

CBS 11–09/22/2014

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No Delay For Accused Kaufman County Killer’s Trial

There will be no delay in the trial for a man accused of murdering three people, including two Kaufman County prosecutors.

09/12/2014

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Estranged Wife Cooperating With Investigators In Kaufman Murder Case

The special prosecutors in three high profile Kaufman County murder cases appear to have landed their biggest witness to date.

04/04/2014

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New Evidence Found In Lake In Kaufman Murders

It took more than a year to make the discovery in Lake Tawakoni, but on March 5th, a dive team recovered two pistols and a black mask.

CBS 11–04/02/2014

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