Kim Williams, the wife of former justice of the peace Eric Williams, has confessed to her role in the murders of district attorneys Mark Hasse and Mike McLelland and McLelland's wife, Cynthia. Mrs. Williams says that her husband, Eric, was the shooter.
Mrs. Williams has been charged with capital murder and is being held on a $10 million bond.
Kaufman County sheriff's office released Mrs. Williams' arrest warrant affidavit, which detailed the charges against her and alluded to forthcoming charges against Eric Williams.
The case has captivated the nation since January 31, when district attorney Mark Hasse was gunned down outside the Kaufman Courthouse.
"Kim Williams confessed to her involvement to the scheme and course of conduct in the shooting deaths of Mark Hasse, Michael McLelland and Cynthia McLelland," the arrest warrant reads.
The document goes on to say that Mrs. Williams reported that her husband, Eric, shot and killed all three victims. "[Kim Williams] gave details of both offenses which had not been made public," the warrant reads.
The case has captivated the nation since January 31, when Hasse was gunned down outside the Kaufman Courthouse on his way to work. The McLellands were killed in their home on March 30.
Leads were scarce for months, and authorities focused mainly on white supremacist gangs, at one point even investigating Mexican drug cartels for possible motives. But it appears the real culprits were not gangsters but Kaufman County citizens with a grudge.
Williams was a justice of the peace in Kaufman when he was accused of stealing three computer monitors. Hasse and McLelland doggedly pursued the case against Williams, who was eventually convicted and lost his law license. He was on probation for the theft when the pair of district attorneys were killed.
Authorities searched the Williams' home April 12, and he was booked into the county jail the next day on a charge of making a terroristic threat. He is being held on a $3 million bond.
Kaufman County released Eric Williams' arrest warrant affidavit on April 15, showing that a threat of another attack came from a computer located in Williams' home on March 31 — a day after the McLellands were killed. The exact phrasing of the threat has not been disclosed, but it included a list of demands and a violent ultimatum.
In the Williams' storage unit in Seagoville, authorities reportedly found a large cache of weapons and a car matching a description to the getaway vehicle in the McLellands' murder. No other information on how the couple may have executed the murders has been released.
Another briefing on the case is scheduled for 1:30 pm Thursday.