Serial murder suspect Eric Lyle WilliamsThanks to reader-researcher RC for this find!
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Meanwhile, don’t hold your breath, waiting for any alleged journalists to apologize for spinning racial fairy tales implicating the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas in the murders of Kaufman County ADA Mark Hasse, and Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia.
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Authorities searching home of former Kaufman Co. judge who had deep ties to slain prosecutors By Jason Trahan & Matt Goodman /WFAA KHOU.com April 12, 2013 at 6:52 P.M.; updated today at 6:53 p.m.
KAUFMAN COUNTY — Investigators are searching the home of former Kaufman County justice of the peace Eric Lyle Williams, who has previously been questioned in the murders of District Attorney Mike McLelland, his wife Cynthia and prosecutor Mark Hasse.
Federal and local agencies, including the Kaufman County Sheriff's Department, the FBI and Texas Rangers, served the search warrant Friday at 3:30 p.m. The document is sealed. Investigators are also searching the home of a relative and the neighborhood is blocked off.
A source speaking on the condition of anonymity said authorities are searching for weapons, computer files and records.
Williams has not been charged in the murders of Hasse or McLelland.
In March 2012, Williams, 46, was convicted of theft by a public servant and burglary of a building. He was caught on courthouse surveillance coming and going from the county's IT department clutching computer monitors.
McLelland and Hasse aggressively prosecuted Williams. During the trial, Hasse hurled insults at him, calling Williams a "liar," "crooked official" and a "thief," the Forney Post reported. Quoting from the paper, in closing arguments Hasse said: “The Defendant’s actions are incredible beyond belief and stupid. Do we really need to do an official County memo that says do not steal from the County. Do not circumvent the county’s security measures.”
During last year's corruption trial, the courthouse was on heightened alert considering Williams was in law enforcement and an elected judge. Williams is also a member of the Texas State Guard. When his vehicle was searched in the computer theft case, authorities testified they found several military-style weapons and a "considerable" amount of ammunition, the Post reported.
"I feel that this whole thing began because of a misunderstanding," he told investigators, according to court documents. "I never committed a theft. If I was going to steal something from the IT department, I surely would not do so exposing myself to video cameras."
In a dramatic development during Williams' corruption trial, Kaufman County Judge Bruce Wood testified that the former justice of the peace had asked him in a letter to use his influence to call off the criminal investigation against him. Wood declined.
The Post quoted Hasse as saying, "The Defendant did not ask Judge Wood to investigate to help clear this up because he is innocent. In the letter he accepts responsibility. He says I’ve done something wrong, and I’ve learned my lesson, hoping for some kind of back-door favor. He is an elected public servant and he is a thief and a liar. We ask you to find him guilty.”
During the sentencing phase of the trial, prosecutor Hasse revealed that Williams threatened to kill an ex-girlfriend in Huntsville "involving the display of a handgun," according to court records. He also threatened the life of a Kaufman attorney and his family in 2010, according to prosecutor's records.
Williams is appealing his convictions.
In Nov. 2011, Williams' attorney filed a motion to disqualify District Attorney McLelland from the case.
"The indictment of Mr. Williams was not the result of a crime having been committed as much as it was an attempt to settle a political grudge," wrote San Marcos-based Attorney David Sergi in the motion. "Mr. Williams and Mr. McLelland are political enemies, nothing more."
Last month, hours after McLelland and his wife were found murdered in their Forney home, Williams volunteered to give a swab of his hand to authorities so they could search for gun residue. He also voluntarily gave officials his cell phone.
On April 10, Williams emailed News 8 a statement saying he did not want to be interviewed, but commented on the investigation.
"There have just been too many people coming around and I don’t want to be any part of this. Everyone needs to focus on finding tips, clues, or whatever it takes to find the killers."
After Hasse's Jan. 31 murder, McLelland told News 8 that he himself didn't put much credence in the theory that his prosecutor's murder was orchestrated by the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas. Investigators are looking at links between the prison gang and the Hasse and McLelland killings. No evidence has been made public that any members are connected.
Hasse "had received no threats from any prison gangs because I'm pretty sure he would have told me about them," McLelland told News 8 in an email on March 26. "He was not acting fearful or paranoid and he sure wasn't scared of anyone he prosecuted. He also was not investigating any prison gangs."
He added: "His dealings with Aryan Brotherhood cases we handled was strictly peripheral, just knowing about them and occasionally lending assistance here in the office."