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Mike McLelland Murder Update: Kim Williams, wife of former justice of peace Eric Williams, reportedly charged with capital murder

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
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(CBS/AP) KAUFMAN, Texas - The wife of former Justice of the Peace Eric Williams was arrested early Wednesday morning and charged with capital murder, CBS Dallas reports.

Kim Williams, 46, was taken into custody around 3 a.m. Wednesday and is now being held on $10 million bond, according to the station. 

Officials in Kaufman County wouldn't immediately comment on the reason for her arrest, but her husband is considered a suspect in the deaths of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, who were found slain on March 30.

Sources had previously told the station that Eric Williams is expected to be charged with capital murder in the McLelland deaths as well.

A probable cause affidavit said Eric Williams, 46, sent an email days after the McLellands' deaths implying there would be another attack if authorities didn't respond to various demands.

Eric Williams was arrested Saturday morning and is held on a $3 million bond, CBS Dallas reports. He is also expected to be charged with capital murder in relation to the deaths.

Investigators served a search warrant on a storage facility in Seagoville, Texas, which was rented out to Eric Williams, according to the station. Inside, they found about 20 guns and a white Ford Crown Victoria that matched the description of a vehicle spotted near the McLelland's house on the night of the murders.

Eric Williams was reportedly questioned and tested for gunpowder in relation to the late January death of assistant DA Mark Hasse, who was fatally shot as he was leaving work in Kaufman, and then again in the March deaths of the McLellands.

CBS Dallas reports that Hasse and McLelland prosecuted and secured a conviction against Williams in 2012 after surveillance cameras captured him taking computer equipment from a county building.

Earlier this month Williams told the station that he denies any involvement with the murders. "My heart goes out to all the families that have been affected by this tragedy, and especially the people that work in the courthouse," he said.

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