From a local news station: “Sources tell CBS 11 that Former Justice of the Peace Eric Williams will be charged with capital murder in the deaths of Mike and Cynthia McLelland, and Mark Hasse.” It’s not a white supremacist gang member or Mexican cartel thug, but just some guy they prosecuted for a relatively minor crime:
His arrest came after federal, state, and local investigators executed a search warrant at his house and his in-laws house Friday afternoon and night as they investigate the murders of former Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland, his wife Cynthia, and assistant DA Mark Hasse.
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Earlier this month, the CBS 11 I-Team reported Williams had a history with both Mike McLelland and Mark Hasse. The two prosecuted and secured a conviction against him back in 2012 for Burglary and Theft By A Public Servant. Surveillance cameras caught Williams taking computer equipment from a county building. As part of his appeal, Williams claimed McClelland and Hasse didn’t like him.
Anonymous sources say capital murder charges are likely. They have not publicly revealed what evidence they have to support these charges.
We’ll stay on top of the story. Thanks to SarahW.