Apr 14, 2013 No Comments ›› Infidel
-Eric Williams, 46, set to be charged with three murders
-DA Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia were killed at their Texas home last month, and ADA Mark Hasse was shot dead in January
-Authorities reportedly zeroed in on Williams after emails sent to other county officials were linked to him
-Williams had been convicted of theft by McLelland and Hasse two years ago
Excerpted from The Daily Mail: A former justice of the peace is reportedly set to be charged with three murders, including a former Texas district attorney and assistant DA, after he was arrested on Saturday.
Eric Williams, 46, has been arrested by authorities investigating the murders of District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, last month – and the fatal shooting of ADA Mark Hasse in late January.
Williams was booked into Kaufman County Jail early Saturday morning for making terroristic threats and ‘insufficient bond.’ He is being held on a $3million bond.
Sources tell CBS11 that he will be charged with capital murder in the deaths of Mr and Mrs McLelland and the assistant attorney.
Williams had previously been successfully prosecuted by the murdered officials.
Police reportedly zeroed in on Williams after several emails making threats to other county officials were linked to him.
A police source told The Dallas Morning News: ‘We can sleep a lot better tonight.’
Williams’ wife, Kim, told the paper: ‘I’m really tired. I was up almost all night. I’m not ready to talk.’
A neighbor told the Dallas Morning News that he knew Williams to be a ‘nice guy’ who was known in the neighborhood for riding around town in his Segway.
Williams was convicted in March 2012 by the district attorney’s office of burglary of a building and theft by a public servant, the station reported.
Surveillance cameras caught Williams taking computer equipment from a county building. As part of his appeal, Williams claimed McClelland and Hasse didn’t like him.
He was sentenced to two months of probation and lost his justice of the peace position as a result of the conviction.
Federal and local authorities searched Williams’ home Friday as part of an investigation into the McLellands’ deaths.
Williams’ attorney, David Sergi, released a statement at the time, saying his client ‘has cooperated with law enforcement and vigorously denies any and all allegations.’
‘He wishes simply to get on with his life and hopes that the perpetrators are brought to justice,’ Sergi said.
Earlier this month, Williams said he voluntarily submitted to a gun residue test and turned over his cellphone after authorities contacted him while investigating the deaths of the McLellands.
Authorities have released little information about the case except to say they continue to follow leads, including possible ties to a white supremacist gang.
One month before Hasse’s death, the Texas Department of Public Safety issued a warning to authorities statewide that the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas could retaliate for an October indictment that targeted some of its leaders.