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Kaufman County Sheriff's office announces charges and arrests

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 10:53pm

The Kaufman County Sheriff's office held a press conference this Thursday afternoon.

The prime suspects in the Kaufman County murders were charged with capital murder.

They've been collecting information and evidence since January 31st and Kaufman County Sheriff's Department and agencies put the pieces together, which led them to making two arrests.

Ex-Justice of the Peace Eric Lyle Williams and his wife Kim Lene Williams, both accused of the shooting deaths of District Attorney mike and his wife Cynthia MClelland and Assistant Prosecutor Mark Hasse.

Thursday, Sheriff's showed their hand and announced the arrest and charges.

"Eric Lyle Williams is the Kaufman County Jail on multiple charges including capital murder with a bond totaling $23-million, his wife Kim Lene Williams is being held on charges of capital murder with a $10-million bond," says David Byrnes, Kaufman County Sheriff.

According to the affidavit, Eric Williams was already in custody for making terrorist threats.

On Wednesday, his wife confessed her involvement and claimed her husband was also involved.

In the report, "Eric did the shooting on the MClelland killing it appeared she was a passenger in the vehicle," says Sheriff David Byrnes.

"Murder of a public official such as a judge, a prosecutor or a law enforcement officer is an assault of all citizens of the state," says Kirby Denby, DPS Chief Texas Rangers.

Authorities found 41 firearms in Eric Williams storage unit in Dallas along with a vehicle.

Kaufman County Sheriff, the FBI and the Texas Department of Public Safety say, it's an ongoing investigation.

" Federal State and local law enforcement personnel has spent countless hours running down leads, running down, interviewing people and gathering evidence," says Kirby Denby, DPS Chief Texas Rangers.

Officials says, they do believe there any other suspects in this case.

We will continue to update you as this story develops.







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