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Mike McLelland

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Eric Williams, a former North Texas justice of the peace, has been sentenced to death for capital murder in what prosecutors described as a revenge plot that left three people dead.

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A North Texas jury has convicted a former public official of capital murder in a revenge plot against a local district attorney, his wife and a top assistant.

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A former justice of the peace accused of killing a North Texas district attorney and his wife had a "treasure trove" of evidence in a storage shed, prosecutors said during opening statements Monday.

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One-time Justice of the Peace Eric Williams faces the death penalty for murdering Kaufman County’s District Attorney, his wife, and an Assistant D.A. in 2013. The trial starts today in Rockwall County.

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The wife of former Justice of the Peace Eric Williams has confessed to a plot to kill the Kaufman County district attorney, his wife and his chief assistant, authorities said Wednesday. And Kim Williams told them her husband was the shooter.

The Kaufman County Sheriff's Department issued a statement saying Chris Heisler did not speak for the family of slain District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia. Heisler said some relatives were "furious" about the way the investigation has been handled.

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Christina Foreman fought through her grief with defiance at a memorial service for her parents Thursday. Her mom, Cynthia McLelland, and her stepfather Mike, district attorney in Kaufman County, were gunned down last weekend in a case that remains unsolved.

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In less than three months, gunmen have assassinated Brandi Fernandez’s boss, District Attorney Mark McLelland, his wife Cynthia and her colleague Mark Hasse. Fernandez, 42, spoke publicly Thursday for the first time since she was appointed interim DA.

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Fred Moss, a former assistant U.S. attorney, says the shootings of the Kaufman County district attorney, his wife and his top assistant have all the appearances of professional hits. Moss, who now teaches at Southern Methodist University, talked with KERA about how investigators would approach a case like this one.

Bill Zeeble / KERA News

Security is high this morning for both elected officials and employees of Kaufman County. That’s because the County’s District Attorney and his wife were shot to death in their home over the weekend.