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.
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 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.
Security camera video, obtained by CBS 11, shows Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland in his final hours alive.
A slain Texas prosecutor and his wife will be remembered at a public memorial service Thursday in suburban Dallas.
After the weekend murder of District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, law enforcement presence at the Kaufman County Courthouse and other North Texas offices has been beefed up. One judge said Monday, “We obviously have some folks that are out to do harm to elected officials.”
Two months after an assistant prosecutor was gunned down, the bodies of a North Texas prosecutor and his wife were found in their home, authorities said.
The FBI and the Texas Rangers are leading the investigation into the Kaufman murders. But local law agencies from across the area and state are all assisting as well.
The Kaufman County Sheriff’s Department removed the deputy guarding Mike McLelland’s home because he did not think that he needed it, and he did not want to waste taxpayer dollars.
Joe Caldwell said that he retired to the Kaufman County community near Forney to be in the country. But all that peace and quiet was shattered this weekend.
An investigation by undercover narcotics officers led to the arrests of two people in Kaufman County. Both were taken into custody without incident on Monday afternoon.
Authorities in Kaufman County arrested a man who, they said, was caught in the act of siphoning diesel fuel from trucks in a parking lot.