Investigation into death of Texas D.A. continues

By Vanessa Johnson

April 4, 2013 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 1:01 AM CDT

KAUFMAN COUNTY, TX -- In Kaufman County, Texas the investigation into the murder of two Texas Prosecutors continues, as hundreds gathered, today, to mourn the latest victim - District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia. The couple were gunned down in their North Texas Home Saturday.

The murders come just weeks after McLelland's Chief Felony Prosecutor Mark Hasse was murdered outside a Texas Courthouse.

Across the nation, Prosecutors are honoring the fallen by wearing a black ribbon.

Tazewell county State's Attorney, Stu Umholtz, says the act of solidarity is reminder that we live in dangerous times.

"As a society, we need to show that we won't tolerate violence. The individuals will be held accountable when they commit violent crimes. And we need to come together, and we will come together as a community, and as a society to address and hold people accountable for violent crimes," Umholtz.

While investigators gave no motive for the killings, the say they do not appear random.

McLelland's office prosecuted several cases against racist gangs, who have a strong presence around Kaufman County.

The slayings came less than two weeks after Colorado's prison chief was shot to death at his front door, apparently by an ex-convict and white supremacist.

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