Kaufman County DA, wife slain at Forney home
FORNEY — Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia were found shot dead inside their Forney home on Saturday night, a chilling crime that put law enforcement agencies across Texas on high alert.
Sources tell News 8 this is not believed to be a case of murder-suicide. It comes almost two months to the day that McLelland’s top deputy was gunned down in broad daylight just a few steps from the county courthouse.
One source told News 8 the front door of the McLellands’ 3,000 square foot residence was found kicked in. Kaufman County deputies, the FBI, Texas Rangers and Forney police are all involved in the investigation.
A neighbor told News 8 police were outside the house when she returned home around 9 p.m. Saturday. The neighbor said McLelland and his wife were friendly people.
“I’m very very scared,” said Vanessa Hernandez. “It’s really hard to imagine something like this happening in the neighborhood.”
The DA’s death comes two months after McLelland’s top prosecutor was shot and killed in a parking lot outside the Kaufman County Courthouse.
Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse was murdered on January 31 on his way in to the courthouse. A task force of multiple local, state and federal agencies have investigated dozens of leads, but have so far been unable to develop any suspects in the Hasse murder.
McLelland vowed to hunt down Hasse’s killer, and was confident that person would be brought to justice. SOURCE
This is NOT the post I was wanting to make for Easter Sunday.
Some of you are familiar with the murder of Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse on Jan. 31st, well, many levels of Law Enforcement have their suspicions regarding who committed that one although no definitive evidence has yet been brought to light.
I am going to speculate that those suspicions may have been well founded and that the Kaufman DA’s office is either on to something spectacular and damning, or was, perhaps not now.
Condolences to the families of Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia, our thoughts and prayers are with you and I hope their killers can be caught and brought to justice.