Texas Issued Ominous Warning Before DA Murders

Aryan Brotherhood of Texas looking to inflict 'mass casualties': December bulletin

By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 4, 2013 8:46 AM CDT

(Newser) – A new revelation supports the theory that the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas was involved in the murders of two of the state's prosecutors: Texas authorities issued a bulletin in December that warned the white supremacist gang was looking to retaliate against law enforcement officials in a way that would result in "mass casualties or death," reports ABC News.

It asserted that the group was "proactively working toward developing personal information about officers" involved in the November arrest of 34 of its members; 10 face the death penalty. However, the bulletin noted that the plan was "designed to be carried out when law enforcement officers are at large gatherings." The two murdered prosecutors, Mark Hasse and Mike McLelland, were not killed in such crowds, but both were involved in the investigation. Investigators are also focusing on a former local official.

FILE - This undated file photo taken from the Kaufman County, Texas, website shows Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland. McLelland and his wife were found killed in their house, Saturday, March...   (AP Photo/Kaufman County, File)
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office shows Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse, 57, who was shot and killed Jan. 31, 2013, in Kaufman, Texas. Hasse's boss,...   (AP Photo/Kaufman County Sheriff, File)
Kaufman County Sheriff David Byrnes, right, speaks at a news conference, Sunday, March 31, 2013, in Kaufman, Texas.   (AP Photo/Mike Fuentes)
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