Texas Justice of Peace Identified As Suspect In Killing Of Texas District Attorney and His Wife

article-0-19466412000005DC-370_634x500Despite the deluge of stories on how white supremacists and other gangs are killing prosecutors, Texas police have said that they believe that the recent murders of District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia and an assistant DA, were the work not of gangland hitmen but a disgruntled former justice of the peace named Eric Williams, 46. However, Williams is thus far charged with making a “terroristic threat” to residents via email and being held on $3 million bond.


Police told media that they have “strong evidence” linking Williams to the murders.

Williams had previously been successfully prosecuted by the two male victims. He was convicted in March 2012 of burglary of a building and theft by a public servant. The evidence in the case was conclusive. It included surveillance video of Williams taking computer equipment from a county building. He was given two months of probation but lost his justice of the peace position.

He is known for being seen zipping around on a Segway in fatigues as a member of the Texas Guard.

Source: Daily Mail

23 thoughts on “Texas Justice of Peace Identified As Suspect In Killing Of Texas District Attorney and His Wife”

  1. One has to wonder whether Williams is being subjectively pursued or if other suspects are being considered. Justice must not only be done, but appear to be done. Clearly, Williams has previously betrayed the public trust and has shown violent tendencies.

    I feel sorry for the lady who opted to not file charges. In some cases, the decision to criminally prosecute should not be left up to the victim.

  2. So this time it was grudge by a local civil servant against these victims instead of white supremacists – the pendulum swings both ways – the Oklahoma City bombing was presumed to be Islamic terrorists, and it turned out to be two white guys. The authorities are pressed to quickly come up with theories and pursue them, no one said they had to be right on their first guess.

  3. I guess it turns upon “strong” evidence:

    Williams, 46, was not initially viewed as a suspect in the brazen killings of Hasse and McClelland, but now there is “strong evidence” that he committed the murders once theorized to be carried out by the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas white supremacist prison gang, WFAA in Dallas-Ft. Worth reported.

    Williams’ home was searched Friday, and weapons similar to those used in the murders of Hasse and McClelland were found in there, anonymous sources told the television station.

    (‘Strong Evidence’ Eric L. Williams Murdered Texas Prosecutors Mike McClelland, Mark Hasse)

  4. Based upon what I’ve read…. And heard…… I’m not so sure that this is the correct suspect….. But…. In Texas….. Any defendant will do….. Even white…..

  5. There has gottaBee a photo of him wearing a cowboy hat. If I had a nickel for every perp without cows sporting a cowboy hat in Texas I would be a millionaire. He would be a likely suspect having been prosecuted for theft. Thief dont make you a killer. Without the hat I would say its not him.

  6. “How do we know that he is not a member of or linked to the Brotherhood?”

    I’d think the more relevant question is how do we know that he is a member or linked to them?

  7. rafflaw 1, April 15, 2013 at 10:25 am

    How do we know that he is not a member of or linked to the Brotherhood?
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    They don’t have any judges in their gang of felons. 😉

    To become a member you have to dust someone (“blood in blood out”) and if you try to leave, once a member, you die.

    “You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.” – ‘Hotel California’, Eagles

  8. Another Texas cowboy, armed to the teeth, dispensing (allegedly) his brand of frontier justice on “thems” that wronged him. Let’s see how he likes the justice he’ll get now.

  9. That is what I have been saying. The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT) takes out its own members who bring heat down on them.

    This would have been an example where the ABT, if one of theirs had done it, would have smoked the perpetrators themselves.

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