Texas Charges Woman With DA Murders
Husband, disgraced justice of peace, also likely to be charged
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Apr 17, 2013 10:01 AM CDT
Eric Williams is seen in this mugshot.   (Kaufman County Sheriff's Office)

(Newser) – Someone has been charged for the murder of a Texas DA and his family—and it's not an entirely expected suspect. Kim Williams, 46, was arrested and booked on capital murder charges this morning, and is being held on a $10 million bond, the Dallas Morning News reports. Williams is the wife of ex-justice of the peace Eric Williams, who was arrested in connection with the murders on Saturday.

Eric Williams has not yet been charged with capital murder but likely will be, law enforcement officials say. Right now he's charged with "terroristic threat"; authorities say they have evidence linking him to an anonymous threat issued after the murders of DA Mike McLelland and his wife promising more killings if certain demands weren't met. Those demands haven't been made public. They believe Williams had a grudge against McLelland for prosecuting him for computer monitor theft.

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Apr 17, 2013 8:35 PM CDT
According to Wade Goodman on NPR today, McLelland was so spooked after the brazen daytime murder of Assistant DA Mark Hasse on January 31 this year (www.dallasnews.com/photos/20130131-photos-kaufman-county-prosecutor-mark-hasse-killed-in-an-ambush-attack.ece), he placed loaded handguns all over the inside of his house so they would be within a moment's reach by him in case some armed crazy came after him in his house. But apparently Kim Williams went to his front door & distracted him while hubby Eric snuck in through the back door. My own opinion is McLelland might still be alive had he taken Joe Biden's advice on home defense & just used a shotgun. Even if Williams had an AR-15, a double-barrel would have given McLelland a chance, but now we'll never know for sure, will we. RIP Mr. & Mrs. McLelland.
Apr 17, 2013 7:39 PM CDT
So much for the 'mexican drug cartel' theory.
Apr 17, 2013 3:59 PM CDT
that's a very ugly woman in the photo