Skip to comments.Kaufman County (TX) DA and wife found shot to death, door kicked in.
Posted on 03/30/2013 8:36:18 PM PDT by batterycommander
Home > News > General News Breaking news: Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland, wife reportedly found dead in home 879 60 0 6 AA Staff Photo/File 2013 Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife have been found fatally shot at their home. 1 of 2 Next Image FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: 30 March 2013 09:02 PM Related 2-9-13: Slain Kaufman County prosecutor Mark Hasse hailed at memorial service as champion of justice Kaufman Countys district attorney and his wife were found slain Saturday, raising fears their deaths may be part of a plot that included the slaying of an assistant district attorney in January. Kaufman Police Chief Chris Aulbaugh and other officials confirmed the reports that Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, had been shot at their home near Forney. Their deaths follow the Jan. 31 slaying of Kaufman County Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse. It is a shock, Aulbaugh said late Saturday. It was a shock with Mark Hasse, and now you can just imagine the double shock and until we know what happened, I really can't confirm that it's related but you always have to assume until it's proven otherwise. He said the Texas Rangers were helping with the investigation at the McLellands home in an unincorporated part of the county, but that the sheriffs department will be leading the investigation. Because have to treat it as related [to the Hasse investigation], we'll be working side by side again, Aulbaugh said. Authorities were also working Saturday night to confirm that other employees in the Kaufman County's district attorney's office were safe, and they believed that they had confirmed that everyone was accounted for.
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Individual connected to the Mexican Drug Cartel in Mexico.
It historically starts with things like this. What’s he, the 3rd in a few days?
Ok, the prison warden in Colorado, now this guy and his wife. Give us 5 more years and the illegal flood will make us exactly like Mexico where prosecutors, mayors, police chiefs, cops, etc are all hunted down and corrupted with money, or executed.
Thanks Bush and Obama.
I live just a few miles from the scene. Drugs, though, seem to be somehow related to the case. Drugs are everywhere around here. Concealed carry is also big around here.
Alice Baker can be a bitch .....
I would like to think that the Rangers would live up to their long ago reputation for integrity.
But that was long ago.
Just damn. I have lived in Kaufman County since I was 4 years old. I am stunned speechless. Until tonight, I would have said this kind of stuff did NOT happen here. Now, I guess it does. Is it delated to ADA Mark Hasse’s murder 2 months ago? I don’t know. What I do know is if/when these rabid animals are caught, they should be put down IMMEDIATELY.
I doubt it. Probably just a corrupt official that got taken out.
It’s not the guilty person that you go after that is a threat. It’s the innocent one... The guilty ones do their time, the innocent ones hold a grudge.
Assault rifle used...
The door was kicked in. Anybody can do that unless you have an iron security door. I do.
You mentioned this was likely drug related...refresh my memory on the Hasse case, was he recently prosecuting a big drug case? My guess is this is mexican cartel work.
What has been going on in Mexico for years is now starting to happen here.
Assault rifle huh? That was quick work. Btw that article claims no forced entry.
I am guessing the local meth problem in Kaufman County is what’s behind this, not necessarily the Mexican drug problem.
That’s See BS again.
It is time to allow only one appeal for prisoners on death row.
Actually it would be more accurate to say it’s starting to be reported. I know a Mexican guy busted for a hit in So Cal in 2000. And that was FAR from the first. Thing was, he was the stereotype ‘great guy from/with a great family’. Except he actually WAS a good dude. Then money/drugs changed EVERYTHING.
perhaps someone could translate the words,
Silver or Lead,
I know you are just using sarcasm, but there is more than a grain of truth to what you are saying.
“the local meth problem in Kaufman County is whats behind this, not necessarily the Mexican drug problem.”
Well, I’m up here in liberal yankee land, but I’m not sure there is some great wall between the local meth problems and the Mexican drug cartels, not in TX anyway.
I’m fairly sure the US is on track to become the largest third world nation in the West, I’m just glad I won’t live to see it.
Maybe we can still turn things around, but I’m not at all optimistic.
Texans need to get their act together. If criminals realize that they can murder law and court officials with impunity, then the future does not look good for that state.
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Meth used to be a local problem. Mexicans are taking over the supply and distribution, while we are told the border is as secure as it ever was.
More reason than ever to have semi-auto rifles with magazines of standard 30 round capacity. If the Federal government won’t protect us, we will have to defend ourselves should that become necessary.
And it WILL become necessary. Always has, always will.
Has to be. I am in Dallas and this is huge news here. A lot of people saying this evening this is not only orchestrated but LEO believes there is an active hit list.
Wow...reminds me of the Matthews bunch a bit
I was working in Kaufman the other day. Parts of it reminded me of methville in the back roads of Mississippi and you go 5 blocks and there were beautiful homes. Starting Monday you are going to see squad cars parked in neighborhoods of all local D.A.’s homes.
Yes he was working on the Hasse case. He was very vocal about not resting until the people responsible for the murder were tried by Kaufman residents to the highest punishment possible of the law.
I’d sure hate to be his replacement in line.
Looks like every federal and state police agency is involved in investigating this case. Lotza police presence. Lotza traffic on the scanner in the area tonite. I think they are turning the screws on every source of info on the case to find out who did this.
All the local networks sources are saying the door was kicked in.
Plata o plomo
It is time to allow only one appeal for prisoners on death row.
According to a law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity, the door of the McLellands home appeared to have been kicked in.
It is an awful scene, and there are shell casings everywhere, the official said. This is unprecedented. This is unbelievable. This is huge.
.... Hugh and Series!!!
I think we went through the full panoply of appeals back in the 50's, and arrest to execution took 3 to 4 years. Ultimately, we need to reinstate the kinds of things that worked back then.
How ‘bout knocking off the jokes, alright? People in my neck of the woods are dead here, and yes, it is serious.
We aren’t there already?
Trying to be funny? Really?!?
Agree. This is NOT a laughing thread.
The only ones laughing are certain members of Daily Kos who even now are making fun of Texans and their gun mentality, even now when a dead DA and his wife are still lying in blood after a brutal murder.
Hard to believe that DA didn't have a reinforced front door. A BuddyBar could have saved their lives.
How is your front door? Can it easily be kicked in? Yes, this is serious, no one is safe in that county until these bad guys are caught.
I live in neighborhood in Ft. Worth that has turned about 1/2 Hispanic over the years. Tonight, with the windows open I’ve heard gunfire 3 times so far and it’s quite for a Saturday night.
I think an intruder is more likely to break their foot trying to kick my door in than anything, but I keep Messrs Smith & Wesson right beside me after dark for such unannounced visits, just in case.
I was impressed by your earlier posts about your home defense set-up. You're just all sorts of bad news for an intruder :-)
Hey, It’s Easter Sunday. All those illegal invader, gang bangers are devout Catholics donchaknow.
Yes, but I haven't told you the way to keep zombies away. It's my own thought up method: Put broccoli all around your house. No one like broccoli, not even zombies, so they won't go near your house. I'm convinced this will work. However, it's good to have a machete near by for lopping off their heads if the broccoli doesn't work. :o)
plato o plombo?
The violence and revenge is moving north as the drug cartels carve-out more territory and eliminate those LEOs who get in their way. I wonder if the Colorado Prisons Director’s murder was inter-connected comehow, even though I read it was Ayran Nation guy who did it?
A LEO subpoena of search engine requests for the DA's name, address and other personal info could be interesting.
A search of government agency requests for the DA's address could also be interesting. Then look for other likely connections as to how the address was identified.