By Dawn Cranfield
Hyper Vigilant Texas DA, Mike McLelland, Found Slain Saturday
Mike McLelland, Kaufman County’s District Attorney, has been found slain in his home on Saturday. McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, were found shot to death in their home near Forney, about 20 miles outside of Dallas, almost exactly two months after Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse was shot on January 31.
While nobody is willing to make a connection between the slayings, Forney Mayor Darren Rozell orates that people in town are concerned, “Everybody’s a little on edge and a little shocked. It appears this was not a random act.” (abcnews.go)
While the Hasse case remains unsolved, and no arrests have been made McLelland had believed it was possible white supremacists had been involved in the murder. “We put some real dents in the Aryan Brotherhood around here in the past year,” he opined after the murder two weeks ago by Colorado prison chief, Tom Clements, was shot in his home by a white-supremacist ex-convict. (abcnews.go)
McLelland had been hyper vigilant since Hasse was been killed in January, some say he was extremely careful even when opening the door to his home. “‘I’m ahead of everybody else because, basically, I’m a soldier,’ the 23-year Army veteran boasted in an interview less than two weeks ago.” (abcnews.go)
Even though being a prosecutor can be a dangerous career and they are used to threats, the National Association of District Attorneys shows McLelland as the 13th prosecutor murdered since the organization began keeping track since the 1960s.
The Texas Rangers and the FBI have teamed up with local authorities to investigate the McLelland homicides.