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Published On: Sun, Mar 31st, 2013

Second Texas attorney gunned down, Mike McLelland and family murdered in home

A Texas district attorney and his wife have been gunned down inside their home, being the second in months.

District Attorney Mike McLelland

District Attorney Mike McLelland

The prosecutor Mike McLelland and wife Cynthia were found shot to death in their home on Saturday. McLelland said he carried a gun everywhere he went and took extra care when answering the door at his home after the death of assistant DA Mark Hasse in January.

“I’m ahead of everybody else because, basically, I’m a soldier,” the 23-year Army veteran boasted in an interview less than two weeks ago, reported CBS.

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

Hasse was shot to death in a parking lot a block from his office on January 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.

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.

“It was a shock with Mark Hasse, and now you can just imagine the double shock and until we know what happened, I really can’t confirm that it’s related but you always have to assume until it’s proven otherwise,” Aulbaugh told the newspaper.

 

 

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