19 April, 2013

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Former Justice of the Peace Eric Williams has been formally charged with capital murder in the killings of a Texas district attorney, his wife, and another prosecutor, officials told reporters Thursday.

The announcement comes a day after Williams’ wife, Kim Lene Williams, was arrested and charged in the same killings.

Kaufman County District Attorney Michael McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, were killed in March. Prosecutor Mark Hasse was killed in January.

Last year, McLelland and Hasse prosecuted Eric Williams on charges of felony burglary and theft by a public servant, according to a warrant issued for the arrest of Kim Lene Williams.

Eric Williams was removed as a justice of the peace, an elected office, after he was convicted in March 2012, the warrant said.

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