Kaufman County Murders

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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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Prosecutors Show Williams Had History Of Violence During Punishment Phase Of Trial

More than two decades before he killed an East Texas district attorney and his wife, former JP Eric Williams threatened an ex-girlfriend with a gun, jurors were told today in Williams’s capital murder trial.

12/10/2014

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Prosecutors To Wrap In Williams Penalty Trial

Prosecutors on Wednesday are set to wrap up their case during the punishment phase of the Eric Williams capital murder trial.

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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Prosecutors: Convicted Kaufman Murderer Williams Acted Out Of Revenge

A former justice of the peace, who killed an East Texas DA and his wife, had in his home the chilling manifesto written by another infamous killer, testimony showed today.

12/09/2014

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Prosecutors May Wrap In Williams Penalty Trial

Prosecutors said that they may wrap up their part in the punishment phase of the Eric Williams capital murder trial by the end of the day on Tuesday.

12/09/2014

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Eric Williams Jury Hears About Hasse’s Death

Convicted killer Eric Williams sat quietly on Monday as the jury, who will decide whether he should live or die, heard about another murder that he is accused of committing.

12/08/2014

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Penalty Phase Begins For Eric Williams

Prosecutors on Monday morning will begin pushing for the death penalty against a former justice of the peace.

12/08/2014

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Eric Williams Found Guilty Of Capital Murder

A jury of seven men and five women took less than two hours to find a disgraced former JP guilty of capital murder in the deaths of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia.

CBS 11–12/04/2014

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Final Arguments Over In Kaufman Murder Trial

Prosecutors and defense lawyers for Eric Williams made their final arguments Thursday morning in the trial for the murders that shook Kaufman County residents to their core.

12/04/2014

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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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