Bob Owens

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Texas ADA, DA and his wife were murdered by… former justice of the peace

Written By: Bob - Apr• 14•13

The speculation that Mexican drug cartels and white prison gangs were behind the killing of court officials in Texas turned out to be false. The man arrested is a thieving former court official prosecuted by the men he killed:

A former justice of the peace is reportedly 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.

Sources tellĀ CBS that he will be charged with capital murder in the deaths of the DA, his wife and assistant attorney.

It’s too late to put the genie back in the bottle, however.

ADA Jay Hileman had been working on a Aryan Brotherhood case with Hasse and McLelland, and quit in fear over the killings, thinking he might be next. His cowing to the imagined threat sets a nasty precedent for criminal gangs. Don’t want to be prosecuted? Murder the prosecutors and watch the system go into bunker mode.

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  1. Bill says:

    Unreal. Just completely unreal.

  2. Wow. Bet he’s wishing he hadn’t “cooperated fully” in the investigation now.

  3. Miguel says:

    Was he a Democrat?

  4. robins111 says:

    But, but, but, white supremacist… liberals all over North America are crying in their hemp cornflakes this morning..

  5. Honeybadger says:

    Probably wanted to perform “Gay Weddings” and the powers in Texas said now way.
    Gives a whole new meaning to ‘It’s not justice. It’s just us.’

  6. carrn says:

    I work part time in a small gun shop 20 miles north of Kaufman county on tues we had a couple of FBI agents show up asking about “white supremists!”Like these people use a gun shop!The real funny thing was how they were dressed,all white trashing goodold boy meets yankey left winger sorta way,made us all check the seat of our holsters when they came in the door.Anyway from locale law inforcment guys the AB guys were falling all over themselfs trying to be helpful in the investegation so this aint no surprise.Bet the lame streamers are sooo disapointed today.Wonder what party this guy is,course if they dont say that’s answer in itself.

  7. Russell says:

    1) Former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Eric Williams was discharged from his office following his conviction on burglary charges; specifically, stealing computers from the county offices.

    2) I find it ironic that any and all criminal organizations might re-learn how to intimidate law enforcement from the rumors generated by these murders.