Statement Made by DPS Director McCraw on Kaufman County Murders

Law enforcement officials walk out of the home of Kaufman District Attorney Mike McLelland Monday, April 1, 2013, near Forney, Texas. McLelland and his wife were both murdered at their home Saturday. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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AUSTIN – Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw today made the following statement regarding the announcement that the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office has charged Eric Williams and Kim Williams in the murders of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland, his wife Cynthia, and Kaufman County Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse:

“Today's announcement underscores the outstanding commitment by our local, state and federal law enforcement partners to aggressively track down and capture those cowards who would commit or contemplate such heinous acts. Because these despicable acts undermine the rule of law, we consider an attack on a public servant to be an attack on all Texans.”

“Numerous law enforcement and criminal justice agencies – notably the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Texas Rangers – have been tirelessly working together in this investigation, and have committed an extraordinary level of investigative resources to collect and analyze evidence, pursue leads, and identify the suspects now charged with carrying out the senseless and tragic murders of three innocent and brave Texans.”

“We have confidence that justice will be served in these cases, and our thoughts and prayers remain with the families and friends of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland, his wife Cynthia, Kaufman County Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse, and the entire Kaufman County community.”