Ex-Justice of Peace Probed in Texas DA Slayings

Eric Williams' arrest raises questions about his connection to the murder of a Kaufman county D.A.
2:12 | 04/15/13

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of the brutal murders of a texas district attorney, his wife, and one of his prosecutors. A former justice of the peace questioned in the killings is now under arrest on unrelated charges. There are clues the cases could be connected. Abc's pierre thomas has the latest from washington. Reporter: The mystery of who killed the texas prosecutors remains unsolved. Today, a former county official convict of theft is under intense scrutiny. The fbi and local police are sifting through evidence this morning after descending on the home and storage unit of eric williams this weekend. The former justice of the peace has allegedly been threatening residents of kaufman, texas, by e-mail. My heart goes out to all the families that are affected by the tragedies. Reporter: While he's not been named a suspect in the deaths of two prosecutors, he finds himself in the crosshairs of law enforcement. He's charged with making terrorist threats. The arrest allows authorities to search his property. A number of weapons were seized and will be compared to ballistics in the murders of mike McLellan and his wife, in march. Some investigators believe williams had motive to kill the prosecutors, after they helped convict him of theft last year. This tape allegedly showed him stealing county computer equipment. He was interrogated by authorities at the time. You took the monitors and the memory? That's what I can remember. Reporter: His reputation and krooe devastated. He's maintained innocence, openly talking about the police scrutiny. The police are doing the thorough job that they do. Reporter: The evidence will prove if this is a fishing expedition or something more sinister.

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