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Texas Police Find Email Confession in DA Killings

Was sent from Eric Williams' computer, say authorities

(Newser) - Eric Williams was charged with capital murder last night, after investigators say they found a confession in the deaths of two Texas prosecutors sent from Williams' personal computer. According to an arrest warrant affidavit, a search of Williams' home turned up an email whose author admitted to the killings and... More »

Wife Confesses Husband Murdered Texas DAs

Kim Williams says she only drove car, did not kill anyone

(Newser) - Eric Williams has not yet been charged in the murder of two Texas prosecutors , but his wife is squarely pinning the blame on him, reports the New York Times . A recently filed affidavit states that Kim Williams on Tuesday told investigators that her husband pulled the trigger, but that she... More »

Texas Charges Woman With DA Murders

Husband, disgraced justice of peace, also likely to be charged

(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.... More »

Suspect in Texas DA Deaths: Disgraced Justice of Peace

Eric Williams arrested, charged with making terroristic threats

(Newser) - Eric Williams was an officer in the Texas Guard, a reserve Kaufman County deputy, and was elected justice of the peace in 2010—now, the Daily Beast reports, he's the prime suspect in the Texas prosecutor murders . District Attorney Mike McLelland, who was murdered along with his wife, and... More »

Texas Issued Ominous Warning Before DA Murders

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

(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... More »

Texas Eyes Disgraced Official in DA Killings

Plus: Mike McLelland was shot at 20 times

(Newser) - Investigators are zeroing in on a former official as they investigate the deaths of two Texas prosecutors. The fired local official had threatened victims Mike McLelland and Mark Hasse, insiders tell the Los Angeles Times . The unnamed person of interest was convicted two years ago of stealing public property and... More »

FBI Hunts Texas DA's Killers as Probe Widens

Houston prosecutor goes under 24-hour protection

(Newser) - Following a Texas district attorney's shocking assassination , dozens of FBI agents today joined the investigation while armed guards stood outside the Kaufman County Courthouse, CNN reports. Fears that a white supremacist gang is targeting law enforcement officials spread even to Houston, where the chief prosecutor has gone under 24-hour... More »

Slain Texas DA Carried Gun, Even When Dog-Walking

Mike McLelland had linked recent murder to white supremacists

(Newser) - The north Texas district attorney found murdered with his wife yesterday had been carrying a gun to guard against possible assassins, the AP reports. Wary after one of his assistant prosecutors was killed, Mike McLelland kept the weapon on him at all times, even when walking his dog (he figured... More »

Texas DA Killed in Office's 2nd Murder in 2 Months

Mike McLelland and wife found gunned down in their home

(Newser) - A Texas district attorney and his wife have been gunned down in a flurry of bullets inside their own home, becoming the second member of his office killed in two months, reports the Dallas Morning News . Sources said the door of Kaufman County DA Mike McLelland was kicked in, in... More »

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