Prosecutors and defense attorneys began interviewing the first three potential jurors in the upcoming Eric Williams murder trial, which made national headlines last year.
The triple murder case that terrorized Kaufman County last year is heading back to the courtroom on Monday. Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of Eric Williams.
Court documents reveal that former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Eric Williams may have planned additional assassinations as early as 2005.
Eric Williams returned to court on Thursday with a major request. He asked the judge to permit him to take a deposition of his co-defendant, his ex-wife, Kim Williams.
Recently more than two dozen members of the Kaufman Quilt Guild gathered to make a quilt for one of their former members, Cynthia McLelland, who along with her husband, Mike, the Kaufman County District Attorney, were murdered one year ago.
Three thousand residents were called to the Rockwall County courthouse as part of the Eric Williams death penalty case.
It has been more than a year since the high-profile killings in Kaufman County and, on Friday, jury selection began in the suspect’s capital murder trial.
This week a friend of murdered Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, fulfilled a promise he made to the couple. Now the newly elected official is talking about his accomplishment and of finding the bodies of his friends.
Kaufman County murder suspect Eric Williams was in the courtroom on Friday morning to ask for more time before his trial begins next month. But that request was denied.
Former Justice of the Peace, Eric Williams was once a fixture around the Kaufman County Courthouse.
A judge granted the defense’s wish on Friday to move a high-profile murder trial out of Kaufman County.
A white supremacist has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for mailing threatening letters to state judges and prosecutors.