Less than a month after being sentenced to death for killing a district attorney and his wife, the state has agreed to have former Justice of the Peace Eric Williams examined to see if his murderous rampage was triggered by a damaged brain.
Kim Williams pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to the murder of Kaufman County assistant DA Mark Hasse, nearly two years after it happened.
After spending Tuesday night in sequester, jurors in the Eric Williams murder trial sentenced the convicted killer to death on Wednesday morning.
In chilling detail, a woman accused of murder told a courtroom how her husband joyfully planned and carried out the murders of an East Texas district attorney, his wife and the DA’s top prosecutor.
A North Texas jury is to hear closing arguments in the punishment phase of the trial of a former North Texas public official convicted of capital murder in a revenge plot against prosecutors.
The jury also heard from Williams’ elderly mother, Jessie Williams, which was presented in a taped deposition, rather than in person, because the she is in ill health.
In anticipation that convicted killer Eric Williams’ estranged wife Kim will testify against him, defense lawyers today called several witnesses who described her as “money hungry” and “very in to herself.”
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.
The lead prosecutor in the capital murder trial for Eric Williams admitted today that “we messed up” by claiming 13 guns belonged to Williams, when they do not.
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.
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.