White Supremacists Eyed in Texas Prosecutor Slayings

But no connections shown yet


Investigators trying to solve the murders of a North Texas district attorney, his wife and an assistant prosecutor are zeroing in on a local white supremacist prison gang known for brutal retaliations against its own members, running methamphetamine and other drugs outside prison walls and murder.

But just what role – if any – the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas played in the deaths of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, who were found shot to death in their home Saturday, and Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse, who was killed outside a courthouse Jan. 31, remains a puzzling unknown.

"Not outside the realm of possibility," said Roberta Clark, community director of the Anti-Defamation League's North Texas/Oklahoma regional office, who has studied the prison gang. "But it's unusual based on past history."