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Suspects in DA killings to appear in court


KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) — Suspects in the slayings of two East Texas prosecutors and the wife of one of them are to appear in court.

A preliminary court hearing is scheduled for Friday in Kaufman in the cases against former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Eric Williams and his wife, Kim Williams.

District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia were killed in their home in March, two months after Assistant DA Mark Hasse was shot to death in a parking lot near the county courthouse.

Williams and his wife, Kim, were indicted June 27 on capital murder charges stemming from the killings. Authorities believe the killings were to avenge the former JP’s conviction on theft charges that cost him his office and law license.


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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.

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