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Sun Apr 14, 2013, 03:35 PM

 

Mystery Texas killings 'solved': Disgraced court official to be charged with murders of Texas distri

Source: Daily Mail

Mystery Texas killings 'solved': Disgraced court official to be charged with murders of Texas district attorney, his wife and assistant DA after they convicted him of theft

A former justice of the peace is reportedly set to be charged with three murders, including a former Texas district attorney and assistant DA, after he was arrested on Saturday.

Eric Williams, 46, has been arrested by authorities investigating the murders of District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, last month - and the fatal shooting of ADA Mark Hasse in late January.

Williams was booked into Kaufman County Jail early Saturday morning for making terroristic threats and 'insufficient bond.' He is being held on a $3million bond.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2308824/Eric-Williams-Disgraced-court-official-charged-murders-Texas-district-attorney-wife-assistant.html

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Reply Mystery Texas killings 'solved': Disgraced court official to be charged with murders of Texas distri (Original post)
Paul E Ester Apr 2013 OP
freshwest Apr 2013 #1
Botany Apr 2013 #7
tblue Apr 2013 #8
Auntie Bush Apr 2013 #2
kestrel91316 Apr 2013 #26
geckosfeet Apr 2013 #3
hack89 Apr 2013 #5
sendero Apr 2013 #6
tblue Apr 2013 #9
sendero Apr 2013 #12
freshwest Apr 2013 #13
Paul E Ester Apr 2013 #14
freshwest Apr 2013 #15
go west young man Apr 2013 #17
CTCharlie Apr 2013 #18
freshwest Apr 2013 #21
snooper2 Apr 2013 #22
Laurian Apr 2013 #4
sendero Apr 2013 #16
marshall Apr 2013 #10
muriel_volestrangler Apr 2013 #11
RobinA Apr 2013 #19
alcibiades_mystery Apr 2013 #20
Blue_Tires Apr 2013 #25
politicat Apr 2013 #28
siligut Apr 2013 #23
AngryAmish Apr 2013 #24
cntrfthrs Apr 2013 #27

Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2013, 03:40 PM

1. Remarkable conclusion to this story. (dial-up warning, large pic)



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Response to freshwest (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 14, 2013, 05:46 PM

7. What a creep!

Just saying on first glance he does look like a stone cold killer .....

Disclaimer all suspects in botany's weird rants are presumed not guilty
until proven in a court of law ......

Bad boys, bad boys whatcha gonna do whatcha gonna do?
When they come for you?
Bad boys bad boys whatcha gonna do?
Whatcha gonna do whatcha gonna do when they come for you?

More lyrics: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/b/bob_marley/

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Response to freshwest (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 14, 2013, 05:50 PM

8. Did he think he'd get away with it?

What the hell goes through people's minds?

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2013, 03:50 PM

2. Nice to know they found the culprit.

He'll probably get executed being it's Texas.

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Response to Auntie Bush (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:59 PM

26. If his victims were less than EXTREME RWers, he won't. Just my prediction.

Non-baggers are lesser victims and so the penalties in TX aren't as high. Just like when victims are brown or poor.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2013, 04:02 PM

3. How does a convicted thief get weapons?

Isn't this guy a convicted felon? How is it that the enforcement of our gun laws is so weak?

Ahhhh shit. Just pile more and more of them up until they collapse under their own unenforceable weight.

On edit: a complete lack of details makes me wonder if this story is a huge steaming pile.

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 14, 2013, 04:43 PM

5. He most likely had them before his conviction

and he hid them so they could not be taken away.

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 14, 2013, 05:45 PM

6. It is trivial ..

... and I mean trivial for ANYONE to get a gun in this country and it always will be.

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Response to sendero (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 14, 2013, 05:51 PM

9. It's Texas.

Par for the course. And this man is gonna fry one day.

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Response to tblue (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 14, 2013, 08:01 PM

12. If he did it..

... he IS going to fry and it won't take 16 years either. And I'm fine with that.

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Response to sendero (Reply #12)

Sun Apr 14, 2013, 08:48 PM

13. 'Old Sparky' in Huntsville is no more. He'll be put to sleep like a beloved pet. (large pic)



I worked with a guy who attended Sam Houston State University while the electric chair was used in the sixties. He claimed when they did the weekly tests, the lights flickered at the school and he bent his head and studied a lot harder...

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Response to freshwest (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 01:38 AM

14. Picture looks like it was generated by CGI

 

I assume thats the lighting. As a wood worker I find this picture very interesting.

thanks for posting it.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 02:00 AM

15. I don't know what a CGI is. It's from the museum there - I picked the one with the most light.

Last edited Mon Apr 15, 2013, 01:27 PM - Edit history (2)

There were about a dozen pictures on the official website. Most of them much darker. The prison was a major employer years ago. The electric chair was last used in 1964. Executions were suspended untill the seventies.

That is the actual chair. For some years actions around executions were televised, or rather the outside of the prison was. Crowds gathered, some cheering it on and others praying for it to stop and for the souls of the condemned, a late night spectacle. IIRC, the actual executions were at midnight.

It made me think about human nature. The world is a very strange and terrible place at times - really.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 08:17 AM

18. Wrong!

Your recollections are incorrect. The "Candyman" as he was called poisoned only his own two children for the insurance money. Only one child died. And what I found shocking was the number of people who showed up to protest his execution--including his pen pal, a Texas A&M student who believed he was a nice person. The "Candyman" was named Ronald Clark O'Brien and he was executed on March 31, not Halloween. He did ,however, ruin Halloween for many , many children.

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Response to CTCharlie (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 01:23 PM

21. Any reason for such vehemence? Thanks for the correction. I'll edit. Sheesh.

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Response to CTCharlie (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 01:36 PM

22. Yo haven't seen you in a while...such a pain in the ass job you have

scrubbing the Intertubes for random incorrect stories on the Candyman---


You've never said his name three times right? DON'T DO IT!




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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2013, 04:19 PM

4. I thought they tested him for gun powder residue

after the killing of the DA and his wife and the results were negative. Seems the previous stories were dismissive of his involvement.

Think I will wait for more information on this one....



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Response to Laurian (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 05:51 AM

16. All you have to do..

.. is wear gloves/sleeves and pitch them when you are done. My recollection is that at least in the first murder, the assailant was so dressed.

The absense of residue doesn't prove anything. However, I'm with you in that it doesn't look like they have much in the way of proof as yet. But if he really did do it, I'm betting they will come up with some. And if they cannot they will have to let him go.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2013, 06:51 PM

10. Why is solved in quotation marks?

The author is either expressing irony, sarcasm, or doubt. It could mean the case was solved far earlier than this announcement. Or it could mean that the investigators are not competent, or that the solution is not in fact accurate.

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Response to marshall (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 14, 2013, 07:29 PM

11. Because he hasn't been convicted yet

He hasn't even been charged with the murders, so far; but all signs are that he will be.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 11:57 AM

19. So Much For The

so much more interesting White Supremist angle. Again, the banality of evil.

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Response to RobinA (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 12:33 PM

20. Or the cartels

Both the left and right got this one wrong: just a regular crazy asshole. Redonk.

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Response to RobinA (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:50 PM

25. Who did the warden in Colorado, then?

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #25)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 03:34 AM

28. Ebel, the one who punched his own tag trying to flee the TX cops.

With WS help, it appears.

There may still be a link between the TX justice of the peace and the gang. If so, that'll come up in trial.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 02:56 PM

23. Whew, it's all settled then . . .

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 03:08 PM

24. Why was a member of the Aryan Brotherhood a court official?

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 01:02 AM

27. I don't know.....

I've got this admittedly vague feeling that although this fool looks like a bad guy, somehow it seems like he ain't got the jam. I also think that the AB wouldn't do anything that public. Suicide. Killing law enforcement would draw literal heat from Hell on themselves...no one, not even them wants that.

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