ROCKWALL, Texas (AP) — Jurors are to deliberate a second day the fate of a former justice of the peace convicted of killing a North Texas district attorney’s wife in what prosecutors describe as a revenge plot.
The Rockwall County jury resumes deliberations Wednesday on punishment for Eric Williams. Jurors deliberated for a little over two hours Tuesday before recessing. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty, but jurors could opt for life imprisonment without parole.
Williams was convicted this month in the shooting death of Cynthia McLelland. He is also charged, but hasn’t been tried, in the deaths of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and assistant prosecutor Mark Hasse.