Woman pleads guilty in prosecutor revenge murders; she testified against husband, a former lawyer
A Texas woman pleaded guilty on Tuesday to helping her husband carry out the murders of a Kaufman County district attorney, his wife and an assistant district attorney.
Kim Williams had testified in the trial of her estranged husband, Eric Lyle Williams, for the murder of Cynthia McLelland, the wife of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland. Eric Lyle Williams was convicted and sentenced to death on Dec. 17. He is also charged with capital murder in the slayings of Mike McLelland, and his top assistant, Mark Hasse.
The alleged motive was revenge for the prosecution of Eric Lyle Williams in 2012 for stealing computer monitors from a government building. He lost his job as a justice of the peace and his law license after his conviction.
Kim Williams was accused of driving a getaway car and of helping dispose of murder weapons. At her husband’s trial, Kim Williams said she was a willing participant in the slayings, the stories say.