Kaufman County district attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, were found shot dead in their home on Blarney Stone Way in Forney, Texas, on March 30th, 2013.
Their shooting came almost two months after Assistant DA Mark Hasse was fatally gunned down on January 31st as he walked to the courthouse on East Grove Street in Kaufman, Texas.
A former attorney and justice of the peace for Kaufman County, Eric Lyle Williams, and his wife, Kim, were arrested for the three killings. Eric Williams was motivated by revenge, having previously been prosecuted by both McLelland and Hasse and convicted of burglary and theft while in office. He was found guilty of capital murder at his trial in December 2014 and sentenced to die by lethal injection. Kim Williams pled guilty to participating in planning and performing the murders and was sentenced to 40 years in prison.