Wife of Ex-Justice of the Peace Confesses to Murder of Kaufman County DA and Prosecutor

Police say that Kim Williams confessed to her role in the plot to kill the Kaufman County district attorney and his wife, as well as a county prosecutor. She says her husband, Eric Williams, was the shooter, and that he blamed the victims for his removal from office after he was convicted of felony burglary and theft by a public servant last year. The Morning News reports:

The warrant says she “did then and there intentionally and knowingly cause the death of an individual, Mark Hasse, by shooting him with a firearm and the said, Kim Renee Williams, on or about the 30th day of March 2013 did then and there intentionally and knowingly cause the death of an individual, Michael McLelland, by shooting him with a firearm and further, did then and there, intentionally and knowingly cause the death of an individual, Cynthia McLelland, by shooting her with a firearm.”

“Kim Williams described in detail her role along with that of her husband, Eric Williams, whom she reported to have shot to death Mark Hasse … and Mike and Cynthia McLelland.”

It says that during questioning, “the defendant gave details of both offenses which had not been made public.”