UPDATED: Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 3:07pm
Austin, TX — The Texas Department of Public Safety Director, Steven McCraw today made the following state regarding the announcement that the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office has charged Eric Williams and Kim Williams in the murders of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland, his wife Cynthia McLelland, and Kaufman County Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse.
"Today's announcement underscores the outstanding commitment by our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners to aggressively track down and capture those cowards who would commit of contemplate such heinous acts," said McCraw. "Because these despicable acts undermine the rule of law, we consider an attack on a public servant to be an attack on all Texans."
He said that many law enforcement and criminal justice agencies, (Kaufman County Sheriff's Office, the FBI and Texas Rangers) have been working in this investigation and committed an extraordinary level of investigative resources to collect and analyze evidence, pursue leads, and identify suspects that were charged for carrying out the murders.
McCraw says that justice will be served in the cases and that his thoughts and prayers remain with the families and friends of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland, his wife Cynthia, and Kaufman County Assistant District Attorney, Mark Hasse and the Kaufman County Community.