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Mike McLelland Murder: Neighbors reportedly saw suspicious SUV before slaying of Texas DA, wife

District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia were found dead in their suburban Dallas home Saturday, shot multiple times with an assault rifle. This is the second time in two months a Kaufman County prosecutor has been killed. Anna Werner reports. CBS

Another prosecutor killed in Kaufman County, Texas
District Attorney Mike McLelland (left) and his wife Cynthia were found dead in their suburban Dallas home on March 30, 2013
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(CBS/CBS DFW) KAUFMAN, Texas - Neighbors of Mike McLelland reported seeing a suspicious vehicle the week before the Texas district attorney was shot to death in his home along with his wife, Cynthia.

Although investigators won't comment on the information, neighbors told CBS DFW they saw a beaten-up white-colored SUV parked at a street corner near the McLelland house for four days before the attack and that there appeared to be four men inside the vehicle.

Kaufman County crime scene technicians were recently investigating tire tracks found just down the road from the McLellands' home, CBS DFW reports. Technicians also marked the ground where they found a number of cigarette butts.

McLelland, the Kaufman County district attorney, and his wife were found fatally shot in their home just a couple of months after one of the county's assistant district attorneys, Mark Hasse, was killed near his courthouse office. Less than two weeks ago, Colorado's prison chief was shot to death at his front door, apparently by a white supremacist ex-convict who died in a shootout with deputies after fleeing to Texas.

  • Crimesider Staff

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