Two months ago one of Mike McLelland’s top deputies was murdered. He vowed to get the “scum” who did it. “I hope that the people that did this are watching, because we’re very confident that we’re going to find you,” McLelland told reporters.
“We’re going to pull you out of whatever hole you’re in, we’re going to bring you back and let the people of Kaufman County prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law.”
Now, he and his wife Cynthia were found riddled with bullets in their home in Kaufman County, east of Dallas.
“I don’t know of anyone who would want to cause him harm,” Kaufman city Mayor William Fortner said. “As far as I could tell, he was doing a really good job as a district attorney.”
At this time authorities are questioning whether this was an isolated instance, or if it is related to the killing of Kaufman County Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse, who was killed on his way to work in January.
Hasse had told fellow employees that he feared for his life. He carried a gun to work, and used a different exit every day.
Investigators told the press that the door to the McLelland home was kicked in and that there were bullet casings everywhere.
Fortner said police are taking “extra precautions” to try to ensure no one else is targeted.
“We lost some important people, and we hope the killers are caught before any more people are lost,” he said.
I’ll bet my life that McLelland had at least one gun in his home. It didn’t help.
Columnist-The Guardian Express