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 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.
Security camera video, obtained by CBS 11, shows Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland in his final hours alive.
A slain North Texas district attorney and his wife were mourned Thursday by a shaken community that recalled the couple’s love, warmth and public service as law enforcement continued the search for their killers.
Unnerved, but poised, Brandi Fernandez spoke lovingly about her former boss, Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia just days after they were murdered.
Fernandez says, “He and Cynthia were the mom and dad of the office. I still kind of expect him to walk through with a plate of cookies that she cooked us.”
Texas Gov. Rick Perry says a slain prosecutor and his wife were aware of the dangers of his job but his determination to “do right” by people wasn’t diminished.
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.
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.
As North Texas prepares for the public memorial and funeral of District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, heightened security continues in Kaufman County and across the state.