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Former Texas official arrested in probe of prosecutors' slay

Postby JALLEN » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:28 pm

KAUFMAN, Texas (Reuters) - A former justice of the peace in Kaufman County, Texas, whose home was searched as part of the probe into the killings of the local district attorney, his wife and a prosecutor, has been arrested on suspicion of threatening violence, officials said on Saturday.

Eric L. Williams, 46, was arrested on Friday on charges of making a "terroristic" threat, which generally involves a threat to commit violence, according to the Kaufman County jail website. Kaufman County is just east of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


http://news.yahoo.com/bigger-reward-sought-probe-killings-texas-prosecutors-015359211.html
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Postby JALLEN » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:55 am

A former justice of the peace is reportedly set to be charged with three murders, including a former Texas district attorney and assistant DA, after he was arrested on Saturday.

Eric Williams, 46, has been arrested by authorities investigating the murders of District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, last month - and the fatal shooting of ADA Mark Hasse in late January.

Williams was booked into Kaufman County Jail early Saturday morning for making terroristic threats and 'insufficient bond.' He is being held on a $3million bond.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2308824/Eric-Williams-Disgraced-court-official-charged-murders-Texas-district-attorney-wife-assistant.html
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Re: Former Texas official arrested in probe of prosecutors'

Postby JALLEN » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:32 pm

I'm surprised this story hasn't attracted more comment here.
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Re: Former Texas official arrested in probe of prosecutors'

Postby Keith B » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:55 am

He has not been charged with the murders, but is being held on charges of making terroristic threats. This JP was fired for stealing county office equipment (computers) and the the murdered individuals prosecuted him. I think they believe there may be a connection, but they haven't been able to link it yet.
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Postby baldeagle » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:56 am

JALLEN wrote:I'm surprised this story hasn't attracted more comment here.

We're withholding judgment until we have more details.
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Re: Former Texas official arrested in probe of prosecutors'

Postby Keith B » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:58 am

This just in, they have now arrested the ex-JP's wife and charged her with capital murder http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/22000165/ ... kaufman-jp
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Re: Former Texas official arrested in probe of prosecutors'

Postby baldeagle » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:28 am

This case is a real head scratcher. It will be interesting to see what details come out regarding the evidence they have pointing to this woman being the killer. If it's true, all the earlier speculation was completely off base. And it seems such a petty reason for killing someone like that.
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Re: Former Texas official arrested in probe of prosecutors'

Postby extremist » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:02 am

Man they sure have buried that story now that it doesn't have the "Aryan Nation" angle to it.
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Re: Former Texas official arrested in probe of prosecutors'

Postby Keith B » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:04 am

extremist wrote:Man they sure have buried that story now that it doesn't have the "Aryan Nation" angle to it.

There was earlier info that members of the Aryan Brotherhood had actually been talking to law enforcment and the focus was off of them.
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Re: Former Texas official arrested in probe of prosecutors'

Postby Beiruty » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:06 am

The wife of the accused ex- judge of the peace, was arrested on Capital Murder charge!
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Re: Former Texas official arrested in probe of prosecutors'

Postby Keith B » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:10 am

Beiruty wrote:The wife of the accused ex- judge of the peace, was arrested on Capital Murder charge!

Yep. says so above with a link.
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Re: Former Texas official arrested in probe of prosecutors'

Postby texanjoker » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:59 am

I was just reading the news on that..interesting.

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Re: Former Texas official arrested in probe of prosecutors'

Postby JALLEN » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:14 am

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Re: Former Texas official arrested in probe of prosecutors'

Postby Keith B » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:28 am

You know what they say about a woman scorned and their fury. Retaliation is a real common tactic by family members. I was in a jury selection for a retaliation case where a young man threatened and actually went after a deputy sheriff and his family for arresting his brother.
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Re: Former Texas official arrested in probe of prosecutors'

Postby Keith B » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:25 pm

They now have a confession from the wife that they committed the murder of all three individuals and that the husband was the one that pulled the trigger. All over being fired for stealing computer monitors. :mad5
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