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Texas murders solved, killer had been convicted of theft by his victims, Eric Williams was a justice of the peace when he stole from county government offices

April 14, 2013

4/14/13, “Mystery Texas killings ‘solved’: Disgraced court official to be charged with murders of Texas district attorney, his wife and assistant DA after they convicted him of theft,AP and UK Daily Mail

*Eric Williams, 46, set to be charged with three murders

*DA Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia were killed at their Texas home last month

*Assistant DA Mark Hasse was fatally shot in January

*Williams had been convicted of theft by McLelland and Hasse…

A former justice of the peace is 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 assistant DA 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 $3 million bond.

Williams had previously been successfully prosecuted by the murdered officials. He was convicted in March 2012 by the district attorney’s office of burglary of a building and theft by a public servant, reports CBS11.

Surveillance cameras caught Williams taking computer equipment from a county building. As part of his appeal, Williams claimed McClelland and Hasse didn’t like him.

He was sentenced to two months of probation and lost his justice of the peace position as a result of the conviction.

Federal and local authorities searched Williams’ home Friday as part of an investigation into the McLellands’ deaths….

Earlier this month, Williams said he voluntarily submitted to a gun residue test and turned over his cellphone after authorities contacted him while investigating the deaths of the McLellands….

Loved ones remembered the couple’s love, warmth and public service. Dozens of law enforcement officers and public officials, including Texas Governor Rick Perry, were among the hundreds who attended the service.”…via Lucianne

 

 

 

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