Kaufman County District Attorney Murderer Kim Williams pled guilty this morning to first degree murder in connection with the death of District Attorney Mike McLelland and prosecutor Mark Hasse. Kim Williams is the estranged wife and accomplice of Eric Williams. Breitbart Texas reported that Eric Williams was sentenced to death December 17th for the murders. Kim Williams received a 40 year sentence.
The case received national attention when there was speculation that the Aryan Brotherhood was responsible for the murders.
Kim Williams did not pull the trigger in the murders. Eric Williams is a former justice of the peace whose theft case was prosecuted by McLelland and Hasse.
Hasse was shot and killed on January 31, 2013, just one block from where he worked at the Kaufman County District Attorney’s Office. Kaufman County is 35 minutes southeast of Dallas.
Hasse’s boss, Mike McLelland, the Kaufman County District Attorney, and his wife, Cynthia, were gunned down in their home in March 2013 just two months after Hasse was gunned down. Mike McLelland and his wife lived in an unincorporated area just outside of Forney, Texas, a town populated by 15,000 residents.
The family of the McLellands had an opportunity to address Williams this morning in court. They told her they were grateful that she testified against her husband Eric Williams, but said she could have done something to stop the killings. According to CBSDFW, McLelland’s oldest daughter said “You got what you deserved.”
Williams testified at Eric Williams’ murder trial and admitted that she went along with the murders. She testified that Eric Williams donned a Grim Reaper mask and hood when he killed Hasse and laughed about the murder afterwards. The plot against McLelland included wearing a fake sheriff’s deputy’s badge and uniform in order to gain access to the home.
Lana Shadwick is a contributing writer and legal analyst for Breitbart Texas. Follow her on Twitter @LanaShadwick2.