A potential link to white supremacist prison gangs is being probed in the killing of a Texas district attorney and his wife in their home. Mike McLelland and Cynthia McLelland were shot dead inside their home just two months after Assistant Prosecutor Mark Hasse was gunned down outside the Kaufman County courthouse.
The killings come just months after Texas warned of potential retaliation by the Aryan Brotherhood against law enforcement officials after 34 members of the white supremacist group were indicted. The murder of McLelland also comes less than two weeks after Tom Clements, the Colorado prisons chief, was shot and killed after answering the doorbell at his home. Two days later, the suspect, Evan Spencer Ebel, a former Colorado inmate and white supremacist, was killed in a shootout with Texas deputies.
Law enforcement officials are on edge after McClelland and his wife were gunned down in their home Saturday night in what may be retaliation from white supremacist prison gangs. The attack happened in a rural area about 20 miles southeast of Dallas in the town of Forney in Kaufman County.
All this comes just two months after the county’s assistant district attorney, Mark Hasse, was gunned down as he walked from his car to the Kaufman County courthouse. It was McLelland, killed this weekend, who spoke to reporters after the attack on his ADA.
He said. ” We’re going to pull you out of whatever hole you’re in, we’re gonna bring you back and let the people of Kaufman county prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law.