Kaufman County Murders
There will be no delay in the trial for a man accused of murdering three people, including two Kaufman County prosecutors.
Court documents reveal that former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Eric Williams may have planned additional assassinations as early as 2005.
Eric Williams returned to court on Thursday with a major request. He asked the judge to permit him to take a deposition of his co-defendant, his ex-wife, Kim Williams.
Recently more than two dozen members of the Kaufman Quilt Guild gathered to make a quilt for one of their former members, Cynthia McLelland, who along with her husband, Mike, the Kaufman County District Attorney, were murdered one year ago.
Three thousand residents were called to the Rockwall County courthouse as part of the Eric Williams death penalty case.
It has been more than a year since the high-profile killings in Kaufman County and, on Friday, jury selection began in the suspect’s capital murder trial.
This week a friend of murdered Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, fulfilled a promise he made to the couple. Now the newly elected official is talking about his accomplishment and of finding the bodies of his friends.
Kaufman County murder suspect Eric Williams was in the courtroom on Friday morning to ask for more time before his trial begins next month. But that request was denied.
One year ago today, Mark Hasse, the top assistant Kaufman County DA, was shot to death one block from the courthouse.
A judge granted the defense’s wish on Friday to move a high-profile murder trial out of Kaufman County.
Eric and Kimberly Williams appeared in court on Friday for the first time since being indicted for the murders of the Kaufman County district attorney, his wife and a top prosecutor.
A former North Texas justice of the peace and his wife have been indicted on capital murder charges in the slayings of three people, including two prosecutors. A local grand jury indicted Eric and Kim Williams on Thursday.