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Update: Wife of ex-judge confesses in Texas DA slayings, held on $10 million bond

Published On: Apr 18 2013 04:25:34 AM CDT
Updated On: Apr 17 2013 02:40:02 PM CDT
Slain Texas DA and wife
KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) -

Authorities say the wife of a former judge has confessed to being involved in the shooting deaths of a North Texas district attorney, his wife and an assistant prosecutor.
    
Kim Lene Williams was arrested early Wednesday. Kaufman County sheriff's spokesman Lt. Justin Lewis says Williams is being charged in all three deaths. Lewis says she is being held on $10 million bond.
    
According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Williams told investigators Tuesday that she was involved in the shootings of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland, his wife, Cynthia, and one of his prosecutors, Mark Hasse.
    
The investigation has also focused on her husband, Eric Williams, whom McLelland and Hasse successfully prosecuted for theft.
    
The McLellands were found dead March 30, two months after Hasse was slain.

From an earlier story:

Authorities have announced that the wife of a former judge is being charged with murder for the slayings of a North Texas district attorney, his wife and an assistant prosecutor.
    
Kim Lene Williams was arrested early Wednesday. Kaufman County sheriff's spokesman Lt. Justin Lewis said Williams is being charged with all three deaths and being held on $10 million bond.
    
Her arrest is the latest twist in an investigation that has also focused on her husband, who was prosecuted for theft by Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and one of his prosecutors, Mark Hasse.
    
McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, were found dead March 30, two months after Hasse was slain outside the local courthouse.

From the previous story:

North Texas authorities have arrested the wife of a former justice of the peace who was charged with making a terroristic threat in connection with the killings of a district attorney and his wife.

A Dallas TV is reporting she has been charged with capital murder and is being held on $10 million bond.

Kim Lene Williams was arrested early Wednesday. Officials in Kaufman County wouldn't immediately comment on the reason for her arrest.

A law enforcement official has said authorities are trying to build a case against her husband, Eric Williams, in the deaths of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, who were found slain March 30.

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