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Source: Law enforcement searching lake for evidence in Kaufman prosecutor murders

Source: Law enforcement searching lake for evidence in Kaufman prosecutor murders
Kaufman County
CrimeWatch
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 4:05pm

´╗┐According to DPS, the DPS dive team is assisting the Texas Rangers and the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office in a search of Lake Tawakoni near the "Two Mile Bridge."

NBC5 in Dallas-Dallas Fort Worth is reporting a source close to the investigation says they are searching for evidence related to the murders of Kaufman county prosecutors Mark Hasse and Mike McLelland, as well as McLelland's wife, Cynthia.

DPS received a tip stating that evidence linked to the murders could be found in the area.

On Saturday, March 30, 2013, at approximately 6:00 p.m., Kaufman County sheriff’s deputies responded to a call in the 9300 block of Blarney Stone Way in an unincorporated area of Kaufman County. Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia were found deceased inside a residence. Both victims had been shot.

Hasse was gunned down outside the Kaufman County Courthouse, January 31, 2013.

Former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace, Eric Williams, and his wife Kim Williams were both arrested and charged with capital murder regarding this incident. 

According to the arrest affidavit, Kim confessed her involvement in the shooting deaths of Hasse and the McLelland's and claimed her husband was involved as well.

This comes after authorities found more than 20 guns in Eric's storage unit in Dallas.

If convicted, the Williams' could receive the death penalty.

Details are limited but KETK will update information as it becomes available.


 



 

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