The Wife of a former Justice of the Peace in Kaufman County has Confessed Her Involvement In The Murder of Two Prosecutors
The wife of a former Justice of the Peace has confessed to her involvement in the shooting deaths of three people in Kaufman County – two of them prosecutors.
Kim Williams told investigators that she was involved in the murders of Assistant DA Mark Hasse and DA Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia. She was arrested this week on capital murder charges, and her husband, Eric Williams, was arrested over the weekend on charges of making criminal threats via email.
Kim Williams described in detail her role along that of her husband, Eric Williams whom she reported to have shot to death Mark Hasse on January 31, 2013 and Michael and Cynthia McLelland on March 30, 2013.
The affidavit also reveals that Mrs. Williams described details of the case that had not been made public.
Eric Williams, though not yet charged in the murders, is a prime suspect. McLelland and Hasse helped convict him of stealing computer equipment from a public building in 2012. City and law enforcement employees expressed their suspicions of Williams to investigators shortly after the murders because they believed Williams held a grudge against the two prosecutors. After his conviction, Williams – once a lawyer and member of the chamber of commerce – lost his law license and his peace officer license.
Kim Williams is being held in the Kaufman County jail on $10 million bond. Her husband is being held at the same jail with bond set at $3 million.