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 tell 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.