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Government Jury to deliberate a 2nd day on ex-Kaufman County judge's penalty

Jury to deliberate a 2nd day on ex-Kaufman County judge’s penalty

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Robert Francis
Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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.

 

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