Nearly one week after the murders of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia, there is an effort to raise more reward money to find their killers.
The prosecutor who has replaced the district attorney murdered in North Texas says her staff is “unnerved” but will continue to adhere to their oath to serve the community.
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.
Eric Williams has not been named a suspect in the murder of Mike and Cynthia McLelland or Mark Hasse. But the former Justice of the Peace was questioned by police and tested for gun residue.
Federal, state, and local investigators say they’re following up on all tips they received as they hunt for whoever killed Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland, his wife Cynthia, and Assistant DA Mark Hasse.
During a Wednesday press conference officials with the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that a North Texas man was arrested for making a terroristic threat against a judge in Kaufman County.
CBS 11 News has learned a tip led investigators to an area just down the street from where the Kaufman County District Attorney and his wife were murdered. The tip suggests the suspect or suspects may have been conducting surveillance.
Suspicion in the slayings of a Texas district attorney and his wife shifted Monday to a violent white supremacist prison gang that was the focus of a December law enforcement bulletin warning that its members might try to attack police or prosecutors.
After the weekend murder of District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, law enforcement presence at the Kaufman County Courthouse and other North Texas offices has been beefed up. One judge said Monday, “We obviously have some folks that are out to do harm to elected officials.”
Gov. Rick Perry is suggesting that everyone — but especially public officials — should be extra cautious after the weekend killings of a Texas district attorney and his wife.
There’s an increased security presence at the Kaufman County Courthouse on Monday, and authorities may revisit building a new courthouse complex with secured parking.
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.