Former Texas judge’s wife booked on murder charges in slain DA case
The wife of a jailed Texas justice of the peace was arrested late Tuesday night and charged with capital murder in connection with the deaths of the Kaufman County district attorney, his wife, and his assistant district attorney.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported on Wednesday that 46-year-old Kim Lene Williams was arrested at 2:58 a.m. and charged with capital murder. Her bond was set at $10 million. Williams’ husband, Eric Lyle Williams, has been in jail since April 13 on $3 million bail on charges of “making a terroristic threat and insufficient bond.”
Eric Williams is accused of sending an email to authorities threatening more attacks “unless law enforcement officials responded to the demands of the writer” on March 31, the day after former District Attorney Mike McLelland, his wife Cynthia were found dead, and two months after Assistant District Attorney Mark Hass was killed while walking to his office.
According to WFAA-TV, authorities were waiting for the results of ballistic tests on more than 20 weapons found inside a storage locker rented in Eric Williams’ name.
Police said following his arrest that the former judge was likely to be charged in connection with all three deaths.
[Image via Kaufman County Sheriff’s Department]