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Who's killing Texas prosecutors? Chilling mystery leaves county on edge

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  1. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/01/justice/texas-da-killed/index.html

    Who's killing Texas prosecutors? Chilling mystery leaves county on edge

    Kaufman County, Texas (CNN) -- Frayed nerves and a palpable tension cloak this quiet Texas county as half a dozen agencies hunt for the killer or killers apparently bent on taking out top criminal justice officials.

    Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, were found dead in their house Saturday, two months after an assistant district attorney was gunned down in broad daylight outside the county courthouse.

    The killings have residents and prosecutors in Kaufman County, about 50 miles east of Dallas, on edge -- and on guard.

    "We are all on heightened alert. There's no question about that," county Judge Bruce Wood told CNN's "Starting Point" on Monday, a few hours before the county courthouse was scheduled to reopen under heavy security.

    The district attorney's office, however, will remain closed Monday amid an intensive investigation and lingering questions over what's happening: Are the killings the work of a lone wolf or a gang? Are they retribution? Most troubling, will there be more?

    Wood, who is not involved in the investigation and does not handle criminal cases in the county, earlier said he believes there is a "strong connection" between the McLellands' deaths and the slaying of Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse, who was killed January 31.

    The two prosecutors "worked on similar cases very closely," he said.

    "The folks who work in the courthouse, they've been through a lot," Wood said. "I've been trying to think of the right words to describe what we're going through. It's shock and disbelief."

    Investigators at the McLellands' home recovered several shell casings from a .223-caliber rifle, a law enforcement source said Sunday.

    Exactly who fired them, and why, remains uncertain.
  2. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Well this certainly isn't good.
  3. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    I thought a suspect in one of the cases had been killed. Someone with Aryan Nation links. Definitely very scary, if that's the case.
  4. ologan

    ologan Well-Known Member

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    Now there's supposedly evidence linking the murders with the mexican drug cartels. If that's the case, and they think they are able to kill our legal officials with impunity, then the "war" has escalated IN OUR OWN COUNTRY!! This crap has got to stop!!!
  5. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    The whole case intersects with Arian nation-type stuff.
    Can't be 100% sure that is the reason but the first guy who got killed--the assistant DA--had just finsihed a huge bust on that group or one very similar. And after he was murdered the Chief DA went real public in saying he was going after them.

    It may only represent 1/20,000th of the population, but that still adds up to 15,000. And they are often linked. And just like them, there is every type out there on all sides and all extremes.
    Creepy stuff.
  6. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    There are too many people who would want a D.A. dead, it could be a whole lot of people aside from drug cartels, needs to be an investigation.

    I would not be surprised if it was someone in law enforcement or the court system.
  7. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    Interesting:

    Former Judge questioned in D.A.'s murder
  8. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Active Member

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    It was those damn Amish.
  9. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    BANSHEE
  10. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt °¤~Cold Eternal~¤° Staff Member

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    :laugh2: nice.

    Where men, and sometimes women, beat the living day lights out of each other and heal in extra fast fashion in order to go and beat the day lights out of each other at a later date. :laugh2:
  11. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget where the hot women show up at Hood's door for the night. (they even know when to alternate)
  12. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    The Mexican Drug cartels are one of the biggest threats our government hasn't told us about. They're a bigger threat to our country than Al Queda and kill people by the dozens every single day like it's nothing.
  13. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Really? What do you consider the travel warnings about Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs) to be? Seems as if it is the governments way of telling about about the threat.
  14. ologan

    ologan Well-Known Member

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    I bet that not one person in 100 is familiar with "TCO's". The government needs to tell us about it more often and louder.
  15. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    Indeed. This stuff has to stop and we need to get stricter.
  16. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    But our Border Policy and refusal to even check to see if someone is even legally in this country tells us in giant neon letters "NO, we really don't care about the related crime"

    Anyway, I digress.
  17. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    They're cutting off heads down south. That's all I need to hear.
  18. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    Without saying I'm involved (which I'm not), I wish this stuff wasn't so close to me at this current time.
  19. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/n...hed-Texas-man-charged-with-threat-4431950.php

    After home searched, Texas man charged with threat

    KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) — Authorities investigating the death of a Texas district attorney arrested a former justice of the peace and charged him Saturday with making a "terroristic threat" after searching his home.

    Eric Williams, 46, was admitted to the Kaufman County Jail early Saturday morning, jail records show. Bond was set at $1 million for the terroristic threat charge and at $1 million each for two charges of insufficient bond. A sheriff's office spokesman did not immediately return calls Saturday for more information.

    Officials have not named Williams as a suspect in the March 30 shooting deaths of District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, or in the late January death of assistant DA Mark Hasse, who was fatally shot as he was leaving work in Kaufman, about 30 miles southeast of Dallas.

    But federal and local authorities searched Williams' home Friday as part of an investigation into the McLellands' deaths.

    The district attorney's office prosecuted Williams, and he was convicted in March 2012 of burglary of a building and theft by a public servant. Williams, who was sentenced to two months of probation, lost his justice of the peace position as a result of the conviction.
  20. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    There you go there is your rogue Mexican drug cartel murdering law officials, it was this guy the former judge's wife with his help probably.

    Wife of ex-judge confesses to Texas DA slayings.

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