Kaufman County Murders
The punishment phase is set to continue in the trial of a former North Texas public official convicted of capital murder in a revenge plot against prosecutors.
Five days before he went on trial for the case that rocked Kaufman County, disgraced Justice of the Peace Eric Williams claimed he was Jesus Christ on Rockwall County jail paperwork.
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.
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.
Prosecutors on Wednesday are set to wrap up their case during the punishment phase of the Eric Williams capital murder trial.
Prosecutors displayed 64 weapons and ammunition seized from Eric Williams’ storage unit after three murders in Kaufman County.
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.
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.
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.
Prosecutors on Monday morning will begin pushing for the death penalty against a former justice of the peace.
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.
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.