Eric Williams confess on Murder of Mike McLelland and his wife

Eric Williams confess on Murder of Mike McLelland and his wife

Arrests Made in Murder of Texas D.A. and Wife

A former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace and his wife have been arrested in connection with the murders of  District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia.

Eric Williams, 46, of Kaufman, was booked into the Kaufman County Jail early Saturday morning for allegedly making a “terroristic threat” to residents via email. Police have not released the nature of the alleged threats. He is jail on a bond of $3 million.  Ballistics tests are being performed on guns found in his home to determine if they were used in the McLelland murders.

They are also examining a Ford Crown Victoria owned by Williams, and is similar to one reported near the <meta name="news_keywords" content="" />McLelland home around the time of the murders.

Williams was convicted on two counts of felony theft last year which resulted in the loss of his job.

Mark Hasse, who prosecuted the case, and was later gunned down on his way to work, said at the trial:  “He’s an elected public servant who is just a flat-out thief and burglar and needs to be removed from office and convicted of being a thief and a burglar, because that’s exactly what he is, with quality evidence of him doing it on video.”

McLelland described the case as an example of “the fox watching the henhouse.”

Kim Williams, wife of the accused, was also arrested and charged with 1st degree murder.  She has told the authorities that her husband killed all three.

The McLellands were found dead in their home on March 30th.  They had been shot numerous times with an assault rifle.  Deputies described “shell casings everywhere”.

Assistand D.A Mark Hasse was murdered in January, just outside the courthouse.

James Turnage

Columnist-The Guardian Express

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