Former Texas official arrested in probe of prosecutors' slay

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Re: Former Texas official arrested in probe of prosecutors'

Postby JALLEN » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:35 pm

Keith B wrote: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


and convicted, and disbarred, his life ruined!

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Postby baldeagle » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:40 pm

Keith B wrote: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

Wow! Just wow! I'm stunned.
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Re: Former Texas official arrested in probe of prosecutors'

Postby baldeagle » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:47 pm

JALLEN wrote:
Keith B wrote: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


and convicted, and disbarred, his life ruined!

Some people have a hard time connecting their troubles with their own acts or omissions.

He may not be a lawyer. You don't have to be a lawyer to be a Justice of the Peace in Texas. It's an elected position and has original jurisdiction for criminal cases that can result in a fine only and exclusive jurisdiction for all civil matters involving $200 or less.
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Re: Former Texas official arrested in probe of prosecutors'

Postby JALLEN » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:59 pm

baldeagle wrote:
JALLEN wrote:
Keith B wrote: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


and convicted, and disbarred, his life ruined!

Some people have a hard time connecting their troubles with their own acts or omissions.

He may not be a lawyer. You don't have to be a lawyer to be a Justice of the Peace in Texas. It's an elected position and has original jurisdiction for criminal cases that can result in a fine only and exclusive jurisdiction for all civil matters involving $200 or less.


There was a reference in one of the stories that he had lost his law license, disbarred as a result of conviction of a crime of moral turpitude. I guess it is the same in Texas as here. Here in California, though, you wait some suitable period, 5 years or so, and re-apply and if you've kept your nose clean, you might get re-admitted. A man, whose kid was on the Little League team I was commissioner of years go, was elected President of the County Bar Association and sworn into office, only to be removed about 2 months later when he was arrested for fencing stolen property. He was convicted, disbarred in due course, and he's back. Unbelievable! I believe a friend of mine convicted 20 years ago of securities fraud is now re-admitted as well.
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Re: Former Texas official arrested in probe of prosecutors'

Postby fickman » Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:26 pm

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Re: Former Texas official arrested in probe of prosecutors'

Postby surprise_i'm_armed » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:40 pm

The JP entered the Kaufman County courthouse on a Sunday to steal the 3 computer monitors.

He was prosecuted by the 2 men he eventually murdered, lost his job and his law license.
He was sentenced to probation.

The former JP has made previous death threats to a former girlfriend and a local attorney.

He had a friend rent a large storage space in Seagoville, Texas (near Kaufman & Forney) under the friend's name,
believing that the LEO's would not be able to tie him to that storage unit. WRONG. Inside the storage unit the
LEO's found a vehicle (cop-style white Ford Crown Victoria) related to murders 2 and 3, as well as 20 firearms.

The 20 firearms are being ballistically tested to see if any of them are the murder weapons.

Although the 2nd prosecutor to be killed had loaded firearms all over his house, he was murdered in his PJ's,
taken by surprise. One story I heard said that the front door was kicked in, but another theory is that Mrs. JP
may have knocked on the door. If the murder victim did not know her, he might have opened the door.

Details will take a while to emerge regarding the actual events.

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Re: Former Texas official arrested in probe of prosecutors'

Postby texanjoker » Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:16 pm

Keith B wrote: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



jail time should be fun as well since the crooks won't like a former JP...

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Re: Former Texas official arrested in probe of prosecutors'

Postby JALLEN » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:09 pm

texanjoker wrote:
Keith B wrote: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



jail time should be fun as well since the crooks won't like a former JP...


Don't you guys still have, and use as needed, the death penalty?
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Postby jmra » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:13 pm

JALLEN wrote:
texanjoker wrote:
Keith B wrote: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



jail time should be fun as well since the crooks won't like a former JP...


Don't you guys still have, and use as needed, the death penalty?

I wonder if she cut a deal for her confession.
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Re: Former Texas official arrested in probe of prosecutors'

Postby C-dub » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:29 pm

JALLEN wrote:
texanjoker wrote:
Keith B wrote: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



jail time should be fun as well since the crooks won't like a former JP...


Don't you guys still have, and use as needed, the death penalty?

Yes we do! And it might be applied here because this will be Capital Murder.
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Re: Former Texas official arrested in probe of prosecutors'

Postby baldeagle » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:37 pm

JALLEN wrote:
texanjoker wrote:
Keith B wrote: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



jail time should be fun as well since the crooks won't like a former JP...


Don't you guys still have, and use as needed, the death penalty?

Um, yes.
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Re: Former Texas official arrested in probe of prosecutors'

Postby texanjoker » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:25 pm

baldeagle wrote:
JALLEN wrote:
texanjoker wrote:
Keith B wrote: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



jail time should be fun as well since the crooks won't like a former JP...


Don't you guys still have, and use as needed, the death penalty?

Um, yes.


Yup..but he still has to sit in jail as a former JP awaiting trial, and the execution... .

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Re: Former Texas official arrested in probe of prosecutors'

Postby JALLEN » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:38 pm

texanjoker wrote:
Yup..but he still has to sit in jail as a former JP awaiting trial, and the execution... .


Well, as The Old Rancher used to say, "there is always a disadvantage in messing up."
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Re: Former Texas official arrested in probe of prosecutors'

Postby bizarrenormality » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:46 pm

They were indicted this week. I don't think they'll make bail. nbcnews link

Eric Williams, who practiced family law in Kaufman County for more than 10 years according to the AP, is being held in lieu of $23 million bail; Kim Williams is being held on lieu of $10 million bail.
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Re: Former Texas official arrested in probe of prosecutors' slay

Postby ELB » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:56 pm

Follow-up:

Eric Williams was convicted of capital murder(s) and sentenced to death on 17 Dec 2014. The article below about his wife says that same year his law license, previously suspended, was revoked. However the TDCJ info on him says highest grade level completed is "GED." ??
https://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/death_row/ ... seric.html

His wife Kimberly Lene Williams testified against him at trial, and two weeks later pled guilty to murder and received a 40 year sentence, eligible for parole in 20. She testified that she and her husband also planned to kill a couple judges, but were arrested before they could do so. She pled guilty in the same court room that her husband had been convicted of stealing the computer equipment in.
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/2 ... -in-prison
https://offender.tdcj.texas.gov/Offende ... d=50271711

There are a surprising number (6) of women named Kim or Kimberly Williams in the TDCJ system.
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