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Texas district attorney, wife found dead at home, 2 months after assistant prosecutor killed
AP ^ | 3/31/2013

Posted on 03/31/2013 7:27:42 AM PDT by EBH

A central Texas prosecutor and his wife were found killed in their house two months after one of his assistants was gunned down near their office, authorities said.

Investigators found the bodies of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, on Saturday, Kaufman County sheriff’s Lt. Justin Lewis said. Police, FBI agents, Texas Rangers and deputies were part of the investigation.

Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse was shot to death in a parking lot a block from his office on Jan. 31. No arrests have been made in his death.

Lewis declined to say how the couple died or whether authorities believe their deaths are linked to Hasse’s. He wouldn’t provide further details. Kaufman County is 33 miles southeast of Dallas.

Kaufman Police Chief Chris Aulbaugh told The Dallas Morning News that the McLellands had been shot in their home and although investigators didn’t know if their deaths were related to Hasse’s killing, they couldn’t discount it.

“It is a shock,” Aulbaugh told the newspaper. “It was a shock with Mark Hasse, and now you can just imagine the double shock and until we know what happened, I really can’t confirm that it’s related but you always have to assume until it’s proven otherwise.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
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To: txrangerette

So you propose and independent Republic of Texas that is almost solely dependent on the U.S. for its defense.

101 posted on 04/01/2013 9:45:06 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: bigdaddy45
Texas already has an Air Force (Confederate Air Force) 150+ fighters/bombers and it has a navy too. And oh by the way F16s and F35s are built in Texas. We also have large shipyards so I don't think building capital ships would be beyond our abilities. As for an Army lots of vets live here and just about all of them are well armed. We have our own electrical grid and plenty of fossil fuels/refineries to keep the lights on and the cars/trucks running. Nukes used to be made in Amarillo, all the stuff needed to make a few more is still there.

1. NASA is just south of Houston, Texas. We will control the space industry.

2. We refine over 85% of the gasoline in the United States .

3. Defense Industry--we have over 65% of it. The term "Don't mess with Texas ," will take on a whole new meaning.

4. Oil - we can supply all the oil that the Republic of Texas will need for the next 300 years.

5. Natural Gas - again we have all we need and it's too bad about those Northern States.

6. Computer Industry - we lead the nation in producing compute chips and communications equipment -small companies like Texas Instruments, Dell Computer, EDS, Raytheon, National Semiconductor, Motorola, Intel, AMD, Atmel, Applied Materials, Ball Miconductor, Dallas Semiconductor, Nortel, Alcatel, etc, etc. The list goes on and on.

7. Medical Care - We have the research centers for cancer research, the best burn centers and the top trauma units in the world, as well as other large health centers. The Houston Medical Center alone employees over 65,000 people.

8. We have enough colleges to keep us getting smarter: University of Texas , Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Texas Christian, Rice, SMU, University of Dallas , University of Houston , Baylor, UNT (University of North Texas), Texas Women's University, etc. Ivy grows better in the South anyway.

9. We have an intelligent and energetic work force, and it isn't restricted by a bunch of unions. Here in Texas, it's a Right to Work State and, therefore, it's every man and woman for themselves. We just go out and get the job done. And if we don't like the way one company operates, we get a job somewhere else.

10. We have essential control of the paper, plastics, and insurance industries, etc.

11. In case of a foreign invasion, we have the Texas National Guard, the Texas Air National Guard, and several military bases. We don't have an Army, but since everybody down here has at least six rifles and a pile of ammo, we can raise an Army in 24 hours if we need one. If the situation really gets bad, we can always call the Department of Public Safety and ask them to send over the Texas Rangers.

12. We are totally self-sufficient in beef, poultry, hogs, and several types of grain, fruit and vegetables, and let's not forget seafood from the Gulf. Also, everybody down here knows how to cook them so that they taste good. Don't need any food.

13. Three of the ten largest cities in the United States , and twenty-three of the 100 largest cities in the United States , are located in Texas . And Texas also has more land than California , New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland , Rhode Island and Vermont combined.

14. Trade: Three of the ten largest ports in the United States are located in Texas .

15. We also manufacture cars down here, but we don't need to. You see, nothing rusts in Texas , so our vehicles stay beautiful and run well for decades, well most of the time.

102 posted on 04/01/2013 11:16:48 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: jpsb

God Bless Texas!

103 posted on 04/01/2013 11:27:22 PM PDT by Ditter
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Info for the thread on arrest in murders in Kaufman County Texas.

Ex-justice of peace is prime suspect in Kaufman DA slayings ^
04/14/2013 5:36:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
Dallas Morning News ^ | April 13, 2013 | Tanya Eiserer and Jana J. Pruet
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...

Former Kaufman County JP arrested (Related to recent Texas DA murders...) ^
04/13/2013 1:33:46 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 4 replies
WFAA Dallas ^ | 4/13/13 | WFAA
Kaufman County records show that former Justice of the Peace Eric Williams has been arrested. He's the man whose house authorities were searching on Friday afternoon and into the night in connection with their investigation of the Kaufman County prosecutor murders. Williams, 46, was booked into the Kaufman County Jail at 12:32 a.m. Saturday and charged with making a "terroristic threat." Bond was set at $1 million.

In Kaufman County, federal officials search the homes of former justice of the peace and his in-laws ^
04/12/2013 7:58:23 PM PDT · by OKRA2012 · 14 replies
Dallas News ^ | 4/13/13 | Jennifer Emily
Authorities searched the home of a former justice of the peace Friday in Kaufman as they continue to investigate the slayings of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland, his wife and a top prosecutor. Eric Williams, a former justice of the peace in Kaufman County who was convicted of stealing county equipment last year, has not been named as a suspect. His attorney could not be reached for comment Friday but has said Williams is cooperating with investigators.

104 posted on 04/14/2013 1:35:56 PM PDT by deport
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