The man who was previously considered a "person of interest" in the murders of two Texas district attorneys, has been upgraded to the chief suspect and is now in jail on other charges. Police arrested Eric Williams and charged him with making "terroristic threats" against the community. He is being held on $3 million bail. Although he has not been formally accused in the murder case, the Dallas Morning News reports that he is "expected" to be charged for the crime.
Williams is a former justice of the peace who was convicted last year of stealing computer equipment from a county office. Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and Assistant DA Mark Hasse led the prosecution of that case, which resulted in Williams losing his job and his law license. He was one of the first people contacted for questioning after McLelland and his wife were murdered in their home, but has vigorously denied any involvement and said he held no grudges against the two lawyers.
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