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Ep 100: Revenge in Kaufman County, Part II

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All Crime No Cattle

History, True Crime

4.82.6K Ratings

🗓️ 17 November 2022

⏱️ 99 minutes

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Just two months after Kaufman County Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse was murdered in broad daylight, District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia McLelland were killed in a home invasion. With three dead and a community held in fear, a helpful tip leads to a mountain of evidence against the killers.

1.) Austin, B. (2013, April 18). Former Kaufman official’s wife says he killed DA, Assistant. KERA News. https://www.keranews.org/texas-news/2013-04-17/former-kaufman-officials-wife-says-he-killed-da-assistant

2.) Casey, K. (2018). In Plain Sight: The Kaufman County Prosecutor Murders. William Morrow.

3.) Emily, J. (2014, December 30). Wife of convicted Kaufman County killer sentenced to 40 years in prison. The Dallas Morning News. https://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/2018/07/29/wife-of-convicted-kaufman-county-killer-sentenced-to-40-years-in-prison/

4.) Eric Lyle Williams v the State of Texas On Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, No. 17-7603 (The Supreme Court of the United States).

5.) Ford, D. (2013, March 27). Colorado governor: Shooting suspect Evan Ebel had “bad streak.” CNN. https://www.cnn.com/2013/03/26/us/evan-ebel-profile/index.html

6.) Hargrove, B. (2013, May 2). The Killings in Kaufman. Dallas Observer. https://www.dallasobserver.com/news/the-killings-in-kaufman-6429583

7.) Heinz, F. (2013, April 2). Search warrant sheds light on McLelland investigation. NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth. https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/search-warrant-sheds-light-on-mclellan-investigation/2073056/

8.) Hennessy-Fiske, M., & Pearce, M. (2013, April 1). Slayings of Texas prosecutors called unprecedented. Los Angeles Times. https://www.latimes.com/nation/la-xpm-2013-apr-01-la-na-nn-texas-prosecutor-kaufman-county-20130401-story.html

9.) Hernandez, S. (2021, September 21). Kaufman County DA recalls 2013 murders. The Courier of Montgomery County. https://www.yourconroenews.com/neighborhood/moco/news/article/Kaufman-County-DA-recalls-2013-murders-16475313.php

10.) Interim Kaufman district attorney gets 24-hour security as authorities scramble for leads in slayings. (2013, April 3). The Dallas Morning News. https://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/2013/04/03/interim-kaufman-district-attorney-gets-24-hour-security-as-authorities-scramble-for-leads-in-slayings/

11.) Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland, wife found dead in home. (2013, March 31). The Dallas Morning News. https://www.dallasnews.com/news/2013/03/31/kaufman-county-district-attorney-mike-mclelland-wife-found-dead-in-home/

12.) Lindsley, G. E. (2014, December 17). Kim Williams provides gruesome murder details. The Kaufman Herald. http://www.kaufmanherald.com/hot_news/article_6bdeebda-8600-11e4-96dd-9725c54eff63.html

13.) Mitchell, K. (2016, May 27). White supremacist gang conspired to kill Colorado prisons director, new documents allege. The Denver Post. https://www.denverpost.com/2016/05/27/white-supremacist-gang-conspired-to-kill-colorado-prisons-director-new-documents-allege/

14.) Nicholson, E. (2013, April 15). Kaufman County murders: Eric Williams, a segway-riding justice of the peace, is the top suspect. Dallas Observer. https://www.dallasobserver.com/news/kaufman-county-murders-eric-williams-a-segway-riding-justice-of-the-peace-is-the-top-suspect-7115803

15.) Schlesinger, R. (2016, December 10). Target Justice. CBS News. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/target-justice-48-hours-probes-texas-prosecutor-killings-hasse-mclelland/

16.) Timms, E., Eiserer, T., Emily, J., Sides, E., & Pruet, J. J. (2013, April 14). Complex picture arises of ex-Kaufman justice of peace eyed in case. The Dallas Morning News. https://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/2013/04/14/complex-picture-arises-of-ex-kaufman-justice-of-peace-eyed-in-case/

17.) Two challengers try to unseat Kaufman County district attorney accused of DWI. (2010, February 24). The Dallas Morning News. https://www.dallasnews.com/news/2010/02/24/two-challengers-try-to-unseat-kaufman-county-district-attorney-accused-of-dwi/

18.) Vendetta. (2015, February 27). In Dateline. NBC. https://www.nbcnews.com/dateline/video/vendetta--part-2-499608131883

Good News Sources:
1.) Burns, Ahraya. “You’ve Got to See the Adorable New Baby Hippo Born at the Dallas Zoo.” NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth. Accessed November 14, 2022. https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/dallas-zoo-welcomes-baby-hippo/3119148/.

2.) Ramos, Harriet. “Meet the Baby: Fort Worth Zoo Welcomes Western Lowland Gorilla to the Troop.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, November 9, 2022. https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/fort-worth/article268535742.html.

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Hello everyone and welcome back to another episode of Allcrime No Cattle.


I'm Shay.


Hi, Marin.


And today we are coming back to our two-parter for a conclusion, Revenge and Kaufman County


Part 2.


I'm really interested in getting to the bottom of what happened in this case.


And I can't wait to get to it.


I also have to point out that this is our Centennial mark for the show.


We've hit 100 episodes of Allcrime No Cattle.


Who would have believed it?


I would not have.


When we first started the show, it was kind of a lark and now here we are at 100 episodes.


It's kind of crazy.


Yeah, very exciting.


If we had maybe planned it ahead of schedule, we wouldn't have had the 100th episode on


a two-parter.


So we could have had maybe a special episode, but maybe we can do something special in the


future in the next month or two.


Yeah, next month is the anniversary of the show.


Maybe we can do something special next month.


Yeah, there we go.


Well, until then, let's get down to business and let's start this episode.


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