Brandi Fernandez was tapped to lead the District Attorney’s office on an interim basis after Mike McLelland’s assassination in March. But now that a new DA has stepped in full time, Ms. Fernandez has taken her leave.
A North Texas county where two prosecutors were fatally shot has a new district attorney as two suspects in the killings remain in custody.
The wife of a former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace was taken into custody early Wednesday morning and charged with capital murder.
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.
A Texas prison system inmate has been charged with sending threatening letters to law officers prosecuting alleged members of a white supremacist gang.
With no arrests in the Kaufman County murders, there are lingering questions about the reward money being offered for information on the cases.
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.
Gov. Rick Perry and law enforcement officers from as far away as Britain are expected to attend a public memorial for a slain Texas prosecutor and his wife.
A slain Texas prosecutor and his wife will be remembered at a public memorial service Thursday in suburban Dallas.
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.
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