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Mike McLelland Murder: Texas gov. to speak at memorial for slain 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/AP) MESQUITE, Texas - Gov. Rick Perry and law enforcement officers from as far away as Britain are expected to attend a public memorial for slain Texas prosecutor Mike McLelland and his wife Thursday.

Officials with The Honor Network, a non-profit organization that memorializes slain law enforcement officials, say an overflow crowd is expected in a suburban Dallas church for the ceremony to honor the Kaufman County District Attorney and his wife, Cynthia. Both were found shot to death Saturday in their house near Forney, about 20 miles east of Dallas.

No arrests have been made.

According to CBS DFW, Perry is expected to make an announcement regarding the reward money being offered for information that leads to an arrest and indictment in this case, and that of Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse, who was shot to death near the Kaufman County Courthouse two months ago.

The public memorial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Sunnyvale in Mesquite. The funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Wortham. Burial will be at Wortham Cemetary.

Wortham, where McLelland grew up, is 75 miles south of Dallas.

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