Texas State District Attorney: 'We're Under Attack'

Courthouses are under armed guard after the Kaufman County D.A. and his wife were killed.
1:47 | 04/02/13

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alert at this hour, courthouses across texas on edge as police are scrambling for clues about the death of a district attorney and his wife. Abc's pierre thomas is in kaufman, texas, with the very latest. Pierre, good morning. Reporter: Good morning, amy. In just a few hours prosecutors will be back here at the courthouse under tight security as the investigation of these assassinations intensifies. Palpable fear at the kaufman county courthouse as employees escorted by security. The district attorney's office due to re-open today but a feelinof nervousness pervades the entire community. Who would want to kill the prosecutor and his wife? A clear concern to individuals who are in public life, particularly those who deal with some very mean and vicious individuals, whether they're white supremacy groups or the drug cartels. Reporter: The prosecutors targeted both white supremacists and drug runners and it was warned that they might attack them after members of the aryan brotherhood were indicted last fall. John schriffen spoke to craig watkins, the first african-american in theda. Of trks. Obviously we're under attack. I have three kids that are also concerned because they saw the news coverage and starting to ask questions of me and what am I going to do to make sure th're protected. Reporter: We're learning McKELLEN HAD SECURITY BUT IT WAS Recently pulled. Police believe they're in a fight between good and evil where they are the targets, george. Pierre, thanks. Tense day down there.

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