A former North Texas justice of the peace and his wife have been indicted on capital murder charges in the slayings of three people, including two prosecutors. A local grand jury indicted Eric and Kim Williams on Thursday.
CBS has learned that former Justice of the Peace Eric Williams and his wife Kim will be indicted on murder charges on Thursday.
At the 2 Sisters Quilt Shoppe in Kaufman’s courthouse square, friends remember Cynthia McLelland. Bonnie DeLay says, “It’s just an awful loss. We’re never going to get to share those times again.” Cathy Spurlock says, “We’re going to miss that smile, if she wasn’t smiling, she was singing.”
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.
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.
It was Mark Hasse’s job to take down criminals, and he went after some of the worst. Now investigators say they are reviewing the cases he prosecuted, for possible clues into his murder.