Wife of former official charged with murder in Texas DA killing

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POSTED: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 8:14am
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 8:17am

The wife of former justice of the peace Eric Williams is being held on a capital murder charge in connection with the killings of a Kaufman County District Attorney, his wife, and a top prosecutor, the Dallas Morning News reported Wednesday.

CNN could not immediately confirm the report. The Kaufman County Sheriff's Department would not comment.

CNN affiliate WFAA also reported that Kim Williams was arrested and charged with capital murder. That report did not say what murder she is accused of.

The Kaufman County jail website lists a Kim Lene Williams, 46, as being booked at about 3 a.m. Wednesday. The listing does not say what she is charged with.

District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia were killed in March. Prosecutor Mark Hasse was killed in January.

Eric Williams was arrested last week on a count of making a terroristic threat. A sheriff's affidavit accused him of using his home computer to threaten police investigating the McLellands' killings.

Eric Williams' attorney released a statement Friday saying that Williams "has cooperated with law enforcement and vigorously denies any and all allegations. He wishes simply to get on with his life and hopes that the perpetrators are brought to justice."

-- CNN's Chuck Johnston and Martin Savidge contributed to this report.

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