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Ex-justice of peace is prime suspect in Kaufman DA slayings
Dallas Morning News ^ | April 13, 2013 | Tanya Eiserer and Jana J. Pruet

Posted on 04/14/2013 5:36:27 AM PDT by Zakeet

Authorities on Saturday searched Seagoville storage units as they focused their investigation into the slayings of the Kaufman County district attorney, his wife and a top prosecutor on a former justice of the peace.

Eric Lyle Williams is now the prime suspect in the murder of District Attorney Mike McLelland, his wife, Cynthia, and Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse, law enforcement authorities say.

“We can sleep a lot better tonight,” said one law enforcement official.

Williams, 46, has not been charged in connection with the slayings. He was arrested early Saturday on a terroristic-threat charge after dozens of law-enforcement workers executed a search warrant at his Kaufman home on Friday.

Authorities said anonymous threats recently were emailed to county employees and they were traced back to Williams.

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Williams was convicted of stealing county equipment last year and sentenced to probation in a case prosecuted by McLelland and Hasse. That case is on appeal. Williams faces another theft charge in a case related to money allegedly misused from a law library fund.

Williams’ bail on that pending theft case has been revoked. He is being held on bail totaling $3 million.

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But suspicion long centered on Williams, authorities say. His first theft case — in which he was accused of stealing three computer monitors — was aggressively prosecuted by McLelland and Hasse. At the emergency room in the hours after Hasse’s murder, McLelland told others that he believed Williams was behind his top assistant’s death. He made similar statements to other people before he died.

Williams lost his job, law license and health insurance.

(Excerpt) Read more at dallasnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: kaufman; murder; texas

This story can't be true because the Newsers all reported that the murders were committed by white supremacists ... not a disgruntled former employee ... and that was why we needed to take guns away from everybody!

1 posted on 04/14/2013 5:36:27 AM PDT by Zakeet
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2 posted on 04/14/2013 5:39:59 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Zakeet

And now the plot thickens.


3 posted on 04/14/2013 5:40:02 AM PDT by Progov (I'm for HONEST government)
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To: Zakeet

No mention of political party he was a member. My bet is that he is a Dem.


4 posted on 04/14/2013 5:59:46 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Zakeet
And I don’t know what he did, but I didn’t hear that dog again.

Okay, killin' a coupla cracker lawmen is one thing, but if your victim looked like President Obama's son, or was a canine-American, boy, you in a heap of trouble.

5 posted on 04/14/2013 6:00:27 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Yup, another game of “Name That Party”.


6 posted on 04/14/2013 6:01:09 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: Zakeet

This is not a story that is going away.

Either we have a former elected official in Texas assassinating another elected official and ADA or we have have a conspiracy to frame a former elected official for murder.

This story will soon make its was to national and world headlines and we will be treated to thorough media examinations of all involved.


7 posted on 04/14/2013 6:02:11 AM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: Zakeet

prove it, Texas wants to get this guy but can’t tell why. the computer theft thing doesn’t pass the smell test. Now the rest of this? what were these lawyers fighting about? that is all I will concede is that these lawyers were in a fight, the prosecutor prosecuting a judge for needing some computers to do his judge thing, that is just to frickin wierd


8 posted on 04/14/2013 6:03:07 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Texas Fossil

I bet he is not a Dem, but that the prosecutors were


9 posted on 04/14/2013 6:03:37 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: OKRA2012

I am thinking what you are thinking that the big frame up is under way, the powers that be didn’t shut him up persecuting him for theft of computers and now set him up differently. These prosecutor murders were professional hits, not some ticked off lawyer


10 posted on 04/14/2013 6:05:46 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

It could be a frame-up, or simply a former elected official that is a murderer.

In any case, it would seem to be a Republican intrasquad conflict.


11 posted on 04/14/2013 6:11:20 AM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: yldstrk

Source of information?


12 posted on 04/14/2013 6:17:49 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Zakeet

So it wasn’t the Aryan Brotherhood after all?


13 posted on 04/14/2013 6:19:26 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: OKRA2012
Either we have a former elected official in Texas assassinating another elected official and ADA (Assistant District Attorney) or we have have a conspiracy to frame a former elected official for murder.

Very good point.

One step closer to civil war. And, long-term, no one will really remember what started it all.

14 posted on 04/14/2013 6:19:26 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: yldstrk

McClellan’s name appears on the 2006 Republican primary ballot for Kaufmann County DA. I don’t know about the assistant DA but I saw where the Dallas Dem DA donated money to help find the killer.I could maybe track down the suspect’s party but I don’t have time right now.Endless speculation is more fun though I guess.

In some counties, the JP is not even a lawyer.


15 posted on 04/14/2013 6:26:31 AM PDT by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: Texas Fossil

pure speculation and reading betw the lines


16 posted on 04/14/2013 6:33:25 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Zakeet

Why are you complaining? The terrorism at Fort Hood was labeled work place violence, and now this incident of going postal was labeled terrorism, so it’s even; it all comes out in the wash.


17 posted on 04/14/2013 6:34:27 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: yldstrk
prove it, Texas wants to get this guy but can’t tell why. the computer theft thing doesn’t pass the smell test.

The guy ultimately confessed and was convicted of stealing the computers, so I'd say they have "proven it". He has also been indicted but not yet tried in another case for stealing money from a law library fund. There's no big conspiracy here, just a corrupt local official who got caught.
18 posted on 04/14/2013 6:37:18 AM PDT by slumber1 (Don't taze me bro!)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

While there may be a few civil wars brewing in the US, an assassination of an elected DA by an elected JP of the same county and party is not one of them.


19 posted on 04/14/2013 6:37:41 AM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: yldstrk

Guess we shall see.


20 posted on 04/14/2013 6:38:36 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: slumber1

was it a real admission or just an Alford plea


21 posted on 04/14/2013 6:43:51 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: outinyellowdogcountry

Nor do they have to be a Peace Officer in fact one of our local JP’s is a retired rodeo clown Guail Dobbs. He married my wife and I almost 2 years ago, not many can say they were married by a clowm. It was an honor for him to perform the service, hes well like and has a hell of a rodeo career.


22 posted on 04/14/2013 6:44:56 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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“...not many can say they were married by a clowm.”

I would imagine there not too many people at all that were married by a clowm.


23 posted on 04/14/2013 6:48:29 AM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

“And, long-term, no one will really remember what started it all.”

It was ever thus.


24 posted on 04/14/2013 6:56:15 AM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Zakeet

I think that the Obama administration is going to use these murders to club Governor Perry. Here’s how.
1. The FBI and ATF are heavily involved in the investigation
2. Eric Williams was an officer in the Texas State Guard
3. Governor (Goodhair) Perry is the commander in chief of the Texas State Guard
4. The Governor and Williams were both gun lovers
5. Texas State Guard lawyers (JAG) and other officers were heavily involved in the defense of Williams during the computer theft trial last year.
6. The governor has been pushing concealed carry in the State Guard (a supposedly unarmed force) for the last couple of years.
5. The Feebs will dig deep in the dung heap of this guy to show that the unrestricted access to black, scary AR type weapons with 30 round magazines and concealed carry by unhinged lawyers in the State Guard is the real cause of these murders.


25 posted on 04/14/2013 7:00:46 AM PDT by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: OKRA2012

It’s worth the read, he’s just under 5 ft tall.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quail_Dobbs


26 posted on 04/14/2013 7:03:29 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: JoeProBono

The guy was a real nutcase in the State Guard. He rode around everywhere on his Segway, like he was Julius Caesar.


27 posted on 04/14/2013 7:17:59 AM PDT by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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28 posted on 04/14/2013 7:24:22 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Zakeet

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2308824/Eric-Williams-Disgraced-court-official-charged-murders-Texas-district-attorney-wife-assistant.html

yeah doesn’t sound like the Daily Mail buys it either, look at the quotes around “solved”


29 posted on 04/14/2013 7:25:56 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Zakeet

I thought at one time the prime suspect was a Saudi that was incarcerated. And then they found a convenient white supremacist, who became conveniently brain dead, who is next Gonzo from the Muppets?


30 posted on 04/14/2013 7:30:09 AM PDT by Spartan302
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To: yldstrk
what were these lawyers fighting about?

The usual things that drive courthouse squabbles, greed and power.

31 posted on 04/14/2013 7:52:26 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: Zakeet

Is he a Democrat?


32 posted on 04/14/2013 9:24:03 AM PDT by airedale
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To: airedale

He was on the 2010 Republican Primary ballot for JP Precinct 1 Kaufman County. So they were all running as Republicans but looks like that county you have to be an R to have a real chance. He could be a Democrat switch party guy since he got support from the Dallas DA Dem. Who knows anymore?


33 posted on 04/15/2013 6:14:18 AM PDT by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: Zakeet

If you look it up, the State of TX does not even require one to be sane in order to be a JP.


34 posted on 04/15/2013 6:29:17 AM PDT by Clay Moore ("In politics, stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: yldstrk

Here’s more on the suspect

http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2013/04/why_officials_think_eric_lyle.php


35 posted on 04/15/2013 3:18:40 PM PDT by slumber1 (Don't taze me bro!)
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