Criminal Justice

Reward money for info on Texas prosecutor slayings will go unpaid

Reward money for information in the slayings of two Texas prosecutors will not be paid because police made arrests based on their own work rather than tips by the public, according to the group that raised the cash.

The Kaufman County, Texas, Crime Stoppers will return money from the fund that had grown to $100,000 by the time two people were charged in the shooting deaths of District Attorney Mike McLelland; his wife, Cynthia; and prosecutor Mark Hasse, CBS DFW reports. The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office had made a five-figure donation, while other donations were made by people across the country.

Justice of the peace Eric Lyle Williams and his wife, Kim Lene Williams, were charged with capital murder in the case.

In an interview with CBS DFW, Crime Stoppers president Tassie Gamble said the reward would not be paid because no tips came in warranting any reward money. “The crime, the murders, all three of them were solved due to the law enforcement and their investigation,” Gamble said.

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