Closings set in trial of man accused of killing DA


ROCKWALL, Texas (AP) — A jury will soon get the murder case of a man accused of killing a North Texas district attorney and his wife in their home.

Closing arguments are scheduled for Thursday in the case of Eric Williams, a former Kaufman County official who faces the death penalty if convicted of capital murder.


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Authorities say Williams killed Kaufman District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia in March 2013, two months after gunning down a prosecutor outside a courthouse building.


They say Williams wanted revenge after being prosecuted for stealing county-owned computer monitors.


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Prosecutors presented their case in just three days, including evidence that Williams kept a getaway car and at least 30 guns in a secret storage unit.

Williams’ attorneys rested without presenting a case.