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Threats after death: church having services for slain TX District Attorney received bomb threat

Written By: Bob - Apr• 05•13

As you no doubt remember, Kaufman County (TX) District Attorney Mike and Cynthia McLelland were gunned down in their home by a person or persons unknown as thunderstorms rolled through the area last Saturday morning. We now know that even in death the McLellands were given no peace, as a bomb threat was called in the Mr. McLelland’s viewing at the First Baptist Church of Wortham:

Security was tight and schools were closed Friday in the small Freestone County town of Wortham where funeral services were being held for slain Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland, 63, and his wife Cynthia, 65.

Mike McLelland grew up in Wortham and graduated from Wortham High School.

A family funeral service started at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church of Wortham.

The McLellands will be laid to rest in Wortham Cemetery.

Wortham police searched the church Wednesday night after authorities received a bomb threat.

A woman said her daughter was turned away from the church as she arrived for visitation Thursday evening.

No bomb was found, but the church was guarded overnight, authorities said.

The allegation of a bomb threat even after McLelland’s death is unusual. I suspect it was made to further rattle frayed nerves in the criminal justice system, more than to cause further anguish to the McLelland family, but that is merely speculation.

Update: Rewards totaling $200,000 have been offered for tips leading to convictions of the McLelland’s killers, strongly suggesting authorities don’t have good leads in the case. While I’m speculating again, the lack of good evidence leading to a killer may suggest a professional hit.

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  1. Bill says:

    When that coward quit, I had a feeling this was going to accelerate.

    You get the behavior you reward. Unless you’re Alinsky, then you just push until you break on through to the other side. Or was that Morrison?

  2. WiscoDave says:

    Any further word about security cameras in the house?

  3. LFMayor says:

    Okay, I’ll bite. Why would there be a “professional” brought in to do the hit? It has to be more than just someone with money to waste.

    Had this prosecutor ever been in on any headline cases? Were there any such cases coming up?

    Someone managed to get pissed off pretty bad about something.

  4. david7134 says:

    I remember going to Washington to visit a few years back. The 9/11 episode was several years old, but the politicians all looked and acted scared. It is obvious that if you want to change policy, take the violence to the politicians and those that do their bidding. In this case, the common denominator is the drug trade. Maybe it is time to reconsider some of the numerous laws, regulations, rules, and general infringement of the government into our lives before these types of killings become more wide spread.

  5. harp1034 says:

    I did not know McLelland personally. But I knew of him. He and I were members of the same rifle and pistol club. No question about it both him and the ADA killed two months before him is that it was carried out by professional hit men.
    Why and who is behind it I don’t know.

  6. Bannor says:

    Looks like we’re getting a crash course in how the grind the criminal justice system to a halt. That Federal prosecutor cutting and running sets a bad precedent. Looks like the cartels or someone that thinks like them are importing some of the tactics that are used south of the border.

  7. lineman says:

    Was he a freedom loving individual? If he wasn’t maybe it was a Molon Labe deal…