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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.”
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.”
During a Wednesday press conference officials with the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that a North Texas man was arrested for making a terroristic threat against a judge in Kaufman County.
As North Texas prepares for the public memorial and funeral of District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, heightened security continues in Kaufman County and across the state.
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.”
It’s been nearly a month since a North Texas assistant district attorney in was shot and killed, just feet from the courthouse. Now authorities say, reward money for information in the case has reached six-figures.
More than $70,000 in reward money is on the table, for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the murder case of a North Texas assistant district attorney. Meanwhile, the Kaufman County community honored Mark Hasse Tuesday.
A North Texas prosecutor gunned down on his way to work last week is being remembered. In a tribute to Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse, the U.S. Honor Flag was delivered to the Kaufman County Court House Monday morning.
The manhunt continues for the men who murdered a Kaufman County assistant district attorney Mark Hasse.