Death Penalty

Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty for Justice of the Peace Accused of Killing DA, Wife

In Texas


The death penalty will be sought against Eric Williams, a disgraced Texas justice of the peace accused of murdering a district attorney, his wife and a top prosecutor in Kaufman County, CBS affiliate KHOU reports. 

Williams and his wife Kim were indicted late last month on a pair of capital murder charges in the brazen killings of District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia, and Assistant DA Mark Hasse. The state announced it would pursue the death penalty against Williams in a Friday morning hearing that lasted about five minutes in a Kaufman County courtroom, according to the station.