- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

ROCKWALL, Texas (AP) - Texas jurors tasked with determining the punishment for a former public official convicted of capital murder are hearing of and seeing dozens of weapons and other items seized from a secret storage unit.

The jury viewed a cache of weapons Tuesday in the second day of testimony in the punishment phase of Eric Williams’s trial. The 47-year-old ex-justice of the peace was convicted last week of killing Cynthia McLelland in her home last year. Also killed was her husband, Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland.

Williams, who faces a possible death penalty, also is charged with killing Mike McLelland and assistant prosecutor Mark Hasse two months earlier.

Prosecutors say Williams launched a revenge plot after his conviction of stealing county equipment cost him his judicial job and law license.


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