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Shooting deaths of Texas district attorney, wife considered intentional

Published: Sun, March 31, 2013 @ 1:30 p.m.

Shooting deaths of Texas district attorney, wife considered intentional

Associated Press


Two months after one of his assistant prosecutors was gunned down, a north Texas district attorney and his wife were found killed in their home, authorities said.

The bodies of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, were found in their home Saturday, Kaufman County sheriff’s Lt. Justin Lewis said. Authorities would not comment on a motive.

“Everybody’s a little on edge and a little shocked,” Forney Mayor Darren Rovell told The Associated Press on Sunday. “It appears this was not a random act.”

Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse was shot to death in a parking lot a block from his office on Jan. 31. No arrests have been made in his death.

Lewis declined to say how the couple died or whether authorities believe their deaths are linked to Hasse’s. Police, FBI agents, Texas Rangers and deputies were all part of the investigation.

Rovell said what’s so shocking is that the attack occurred at the district attorney’s home, an unincorporated area just outside Forney, which has 15,000 residents within the city limits and about 40,000 in the area. Kaufman County is 33 miles southeast of Dallas.

Kaufman Police Chief Chris Aulbaugh told The Dallas Morning News that the McLellands had been shot in their home, and although investigators didn’t know if their deaths were related to Hasse’s killing, they couldn’t discount it.


1papa1(711 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

the head of the nra says, "the only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." this is a ridiculous statement just proven in texas. the only problem lapierre is there's never a good guy with a gun around when it happens! now these psychos are killing the officials who are trying to put them where they belong, behind bars. I would love to, just once, read, "attempted murder stopped when a citizen pulled out his gun and shot the criminal in the head." it never, ever happens. semi-automatic weapons have no business being used outside of war or with police. the very least they can do is background checks and lapierre won't even give us that. how does he look at himself in the mirror everyday??

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2HappyBob(360 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

And what about the politicians who follow LaPierre's lead. Sen j. Flake said the the paperwork for background checks takes too much time. REALLY????
Has he ever done the paperwork?
All it takes is name, address, age, and check several boxes, and sign. Most literate adults can complete the paperwork in less than two minutes.

Millions of gun owners know that Flake is full of (dishonesty)

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