This case just keeps taking bizarre turns. Today Kim Williams, wife of former Justice of the Peace Eric Williams, confessed to the murders of Mike McClelland, McClelland's spouse, and assistant District Attorney Mark Haase.
Kim Williams’ arrest warrant says she confessed to the entire plot, explaining her role and saying her husband was the shooter.
Authorities confirmed the charge and $10 million bail during a brief news conference at the Kaufman County sheriff’s department. Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse was shot dead as he walked to the courthouse on the way to the courthouse on Jan. 31 and Mike and Cynthia McLelland were shot dead over Easter weekend.
Kaufman County Lt. Justin Lewis told the media that family members would be briefed on the investigation this afternoon and that a full news conference would be held Thursday.
“Out of respect for families of the victims during this time we are not answering any questions at this briefing until we are able to brief the families on the events of the last several days,” said Lewis.
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.”
It's mind-boggling to imagine that this couple saw fit to execute three people in cold blood because he was caught lifting computer equipment while acting as a public official, but there it is, in black and white.
The article has more details about Kim Williams, including the couple's struggle with health problems and her conduct during her husband's trial. The full arrest warrant is below the fold.