Texas Governor Rick Perry has put out a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the people responsible for assassinating Kaufman Count District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia.
The FBI and the Texas Rangers are involved in the case. They have no motive and investigators are frantically trying to track down some credible leads and suspects.
The McLelland‘s will be buried Thursday at Wortham Cemetery near Mesquite.
McLelland was killed two months after the murder of Kaufman County Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse. Hasse was gunned down in a parking lot near the Kaufman County Courthouse on January 31.
At first, media reports indicated that investigators were linking the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, a white supremacist prison gang to the killings.
But that hasn’t panned out. The talk has now turned to Mexican drug cartels.
Investigators even looked at former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Eric Williams. McLelland’s office prosecuted Williams last year for theft. Williams told reporters he voluntarily went to police and submitted to a gun residue test in order to clear his name.
McLelland was well aware that his life was in danger. He was said to have been carrying a gun with him everywhere he went.
McLelland was a 23 year Army veteran and a University of Texas graduate.