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Wife of Former Kaufman County JP Charged with Capital Murder

The wife of former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace, Eric Williams who was arrested over the weekend is jailed and charged with capital murder.

WFAA TV is reporting Kim Williams, the wife of former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Eric Williams, was charged with capital murder and is being held at the Kaufman County Jail on $10 million bond.

According to Kaufman County Jail records Williams was booked in shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday.

Eric Williams was charged with terroristic threats and is still being held on a $3 million bond. WFAA is quoting anonymous sources saying evidence linked Eric Williams to the murders of prosecutor Mark Hasse, 57, and District Attorney Mike McLelland, 63, and his wife Cynthia, 65.

Authorities located a storage locker in Seagoville rented by Williams, a locker in which contained more than 20 weapons. They also reportedly were able to trace a threatening email back to Eric Williams. The email was sent the day after the McLellands were shot in their home, and it threatened more attacks.

The Dallas Morning News is reporting capital murder charges are expected to be filed against Eric Williams, as well. Authorities believe Williams’ alleged motive in the slayings is a grudge against McLelland for prosecuting him for stealing three computer monitors last year. Williams received probation for the theft.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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